Emoji use continues to rise with over one in five tweets now containing at least one emoji. While more emojis are being used now than ever, the rate of growth has slowed in 2020. In the middle of a year where the 🦠 Microbe emoji saw a giant increase, a certain glossy-eyed emoji became a mainstay on the emoji keyboard.
Looking ahead to 2021, the title of most popular emoji may be jeopardy, according to our most recent analysis of 650 million tweets.
Plus we have one emoji to watch in the new year, already seeing a large increase in December 2020.