So the emoji that has been tweeted 2.2 billion times is…

No, sorry, we’re not laughing at you! That’s really the emoji that has been tweeted over 2.2 billion times! So read on to find out the others that topped the list!

Behold, the “face with tears of joy” emoji. Or the “laughing-so-hard-I’m-crying” emoji. But whatever you call it, we just find it amazing that it was tweeted over 2.2 billion times!

And how do we know this? Well, it’s according to a report called Digital in 2019. It was released by We are Social, a social media agency in collaboration with a social media management platform, Hootsuite. It is a report that contains data and insights about the online world. But their emoji usage data was collated from, which has tracked tweets since 2013.

And ta-da, that’s how they found that the “face with tears of joy” emoji has been tweeted over 2.2 billion times since 2013. And in the second top spot is the “red heart” emoji, no surprise there. But the third one was really odd, it’s the “recycling” emoji. Which is great, because I guess that shows that people are really trying to care for the environment.

The importance of emojis

Whether you’re one of the few who rarely use them, it’s no lie that it has taken over our means of communication on social media. And it’s especially true on Twitter, with a 280 character limit, sometimes it can convey messages easier than words.

So it’s really no surprise that our use of them has gone into the billions. But although it’s important to adapt to the times, we should never forget the basics of written communication. Especially with the recent decline of reading comprehension of students in the Philippines.

But we guess that despite the world’s troubles, ice-caps melting, global warming and all that—people still find reasons to smile. And I think that’s a good perspective to take from the most tweeted emoji.

So how many times do you think you’ve used the “face with tears of joy” emoji? We’d love to hear what you think! So share with us your thoughts in the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.