Ahead of World Emoji Day on Saturday, new research has uncovered Australia’s most used emojis as well as the ones we’re most commonly using wrong.

The 2021 Global Emoji report found Aussies turn to the ‘thumbs up’ emoji more than anything else on the keyboard.

Top 5 emojis used in Australia

  1. Thumbs Up
  2. Face with tears of joy
  3. Sad but relieved face
  4. Crying face
  5. Red heart


The report also found 91% of people thought emojis make it easier to express yourself while 37% had used one that was misinterpreted or taken out of context.


Most misunderstood emojis

  1. Eggplant
  2. Peach
  3. Clown Face
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