Communication has changed a lot in the age of the internet and social media. When before words are enough to express what we want to say and what we feel, right now, we use emojis along with words (or with emojis alone) when we’re communicating with our family, friends, or anyone.
This year, we’ve seen a set of emojis that rose in popularity for their being cool, funny, convenient, and useful. So, it’s time to take your emoji game to the next level by knowing the most widely-used emojis this 2020.
Rolling Eyes Emoji
The Rolling Eyes Emoji shows a seemingly uninterested or annoyed face with eyes rolled upwards. You can use this emoji to convey boredom, annoyance, frustration, disdain, or sarcasm.
For example, if someone tells a corny joke, this emoji can be a convenient response to the joker to show that his/her joke is not that funny. The Rolling Eyes Emoji was included in Unicode 8.0 in 2015.
The words “lit” and “hot” have their most suitable emoji: the Fire Emoji. But, of course, you can also use it to mean an actual fire. The Fire Emoji became part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010, and it’s among the most popular emojis in 2019.
In 2020, the popularity of the Fire Emoji never seems to dim. A lot of social media users still use it to convey their approval of something.
Smiling Face with Heart Eyes
For people who are happy and in love, the Smiling Face with Heart Eyes Emoji is sure to show your feel-good emotions. For example, if your crush posted a photo of her on Facebook and you can’t find the words to tell how beautiful she is, use this emoji to capture her attention. Like the Fire Emoji, the Heart Eyes Emoji is also in the Unicode 6.0.
Distraught Face Emoji
With the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in our lives this year, it’s no surprise that the Distraught Face Emoji is among the most popular emojis in 2020. This emoji just encapsulates all our worries, fear, and disappointment with what’s happening in our world right now. The Distraught Face Emoji is one of the emojis included in Unicode 6.0.
Folded Hands Emoji
The Folded Hands Emoji can mean being thankful or praying for something. This year, most people use this emoji to pray for healing, recovery, and courage in light of the big challenge brought to us by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Folded Hands Emoji became part of Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
Loudly Crying Face
The Loudly Crying Face Emoji is indeed a sad thing to look at, but many social media users use it to express their grief, sorrow, and sadness. This popular emoji was introduced in Unicode 6.0 in 2010, and it was later included in Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
Red Heart Emoji
If you want to show love and appreciation to your friends and loved ones on social media, the Red Heart Emoji is the perfect emoji to use. This popular shorthand expression was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
Rolling on the Floor Laughing Emoji
The popular ROFL acronym now has an emoji equivalent. They are both shorthand expressions, but it’s more fun and expressive if you use the tilted laughing face with tears of joy flowing down. Of course, this emoji is very apt to use for hilarious situations.
Thinking Face Emoji
Are you someone who likes to muse or have deep thoughts on various topics? Well, you can express that side of yours by using the Thinking Face Emoji. It’s also used to convey skepticism, puzzlement, or sarcasm.
Sparkles Emoji can mean a lot of positive things. It can mean excitement, gladness, gratitude, love, and beauty. This emoji is among the most popular emoji on Twitter in 2020.
So, there you go, the ten most widely used emojis in 2020! Bookmark this blog article and take note of the emojis on this list if you want to hone your emoji game on your text messages and social media interactions.