Today is World Emoji Day! Over 60 million emojis are used on Facebook, 5 billion on Messenger daily


Today  is World Emoji Day! Over 60 million emojis are used on Facebook, 5 billion on Messenger daily

More than 2 billion people across the globe use Facebook every month as a place to connect and share thoughts, ideas and laughs with friends. In celebration of World Emoji Day today, Facebook and Messenger are sharing new data that showcases which emojis people around the world are sharing the most.

More than 60 million emojis are used on Facebook every day and more than 5 billion emojis are used on Messenger daily. The top emoji used on Facebook in the US in the past 30 days is Rolling on the Floor Laughing emoji. The top emoji used on Messenger in the US in the past 30 days is the Face Throwing a Kiss.


A majority of the world is overwhelmingly filled with joy and laughter, as the most used emojis on Facebook globally in the last 30 days is theFace With Tears of Joy, followed by Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes and Face Throwing a Kiss. The most used emojis on Messenger in the last 30 days is the Face With Tears of Joy,followed by Face Throwing a Kiss and Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes.

In addition, to celebrate the highly-anticipatedThe Emoji Movie in theaters on Monday, July 28, Messenger just added 16 new stickers of your favorite emoji characters within the app. The sticker pack is live ahead of the movie being in theaters, providing fans a great way to make their Messenger conversations about the film much more visual and fun.

Sending stickers on Messenger can be done in three simple steps:

  1. Open up an existing conversation in the Messenger app and tap on the smiley icon in the text field
  2. Search Emoji Movie in the “search stickers” bar
  3. Select your sticker(s) and send!




About Facebook 

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what is going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook has 1.04 billion daily active users on average worldwide and 7.2 million daily visitors from Nigeria.


About Red Media Africa

Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and lead in their industries.

It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

It has been recognised with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.

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