More than five billion emojis are sent daily on Facebook messenger alone


33 days ago

How often do you use emojis when you are communicating?

Emojis have evolved through time and citizens around the globe have made contributions as which emojis should be included in the pack or not.

How many people know when emojis were first used?

Azania Mosaka speaks to AppInstitute head of marketing Izaak Crook on the history of the emoji.

We looked at an Abraham Lincoln speech from 1862 and there were a semicolon and a closed bracket, which looks like the winking emoji.

Izaak Crook, Head of marketing - AppInstitute

Crook says many people use emojis to communicate daily.

We send five billion emojis daily on Facebook messenger alone.

Izaak Crook, Head of marketing - AppInstitute

I think the emoji contributes to the way we communicate as we are becoming more and more of a global society.

Izaak Crook, Head of marketing - AppInstitute

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This article first appeared on 702 : More than five billion emojis are sent daily on Facebook messenger alone

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