Emojis are apart of our digital world. These little icons help express our emotions and provide insight into our personalities and emotions.
Background on Emojis
On November 21, 2008, Apple released the first set of emojis in Japan. While this was not the first emoji set in existance, the iconic Apple Color Emojis are the most recognizable. The original Apple emojis contained 471 original designs, created by Raymond Sepulveda, Angela Guzman and Ollie Wagner.
As of June 2018, there are 2,823 emojis in the Unicode Standard.
- 5 Billion emojis are sent daily on Facebook Messenger
- Most popular emoji is the person shrugging
Emojipedia has 26 million average monthly page views
- Emojipedia is the emoji search engine; documents the meaning and common usage of emoji characters in the Unicode Standard
- Official World of Emoji Day is July 17
Emojis and Visual Impairment
Learn how to use Emojis with Windows 10 and NVDA. (New feature in NVDA 2018.4 software update.)