When you add an emoji to a message, the size of the emoji is adjusted to match the text. If the message does not contain text or only emojis, it will appear larger.

The Unicode consortium itself does not track how often different emojis are used. As emojis have become more important, the Unicode Consortium's selective process has also become an important tool for pooling international cultural and social representation.

If you have ever had trouble remembering certain emoji codes, adding aliases can make it easier to find and use emojis in Slack. If you are into emojis, it might be useful to get a list of the most common emojis and the situations you will be using them in.

By default, Slack displays Unicode emojis, but you can display them in plain text if you want. EmojiCompat tries its best to understand that the system can represent emojis, but not replace them.

The symbolic use of emojis is complicated by the fact that the committees that approve them and their emojis are becoming more specific.

The first emoji was made by Shigetaka Kurita in the year 1999, an engineer working at a Japanese mobile operator, NTT Docomo.

Here are some unusual facts about


  1. 1 out of 3 tweets includes an emoji

  2. There are currently 3304 official Emojis

  3. 92% of the online population using emojis

  4. Emojis interpreted as a picture character

  5. People use emoticons in an unexpected way 

  6. Did you realize 17 July is World Emoji Day?

  7. 86% of emoji users on Twitter are 24 or young

  8. Women use emojis the most: 78% vs. 60 % of men

  9. The Emoji Movie earned $217.8 million worldwide

  10. Daily 5 billion emojis are sent on Facebook Messenger

  11. The most used emoji on Twitter - Face with Tears of Joy

  12. The biggest day for emoji usage on IM is New Year’s Eve

  13. Review result: Over 50% of recruiters are already using emojis

  14. Emojis language is the fastest developing language on the planet

  15. 4 billion Twitter impressions for a single hashtag #WorldEmojiDay

  16. The Birthday cake and pizza emoji are the most common food emoji

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