๐Ÿ’ฌ The Wrap

Today (July 17, 2023) is not only our 10th annual World Emoji Day, but it's also the 10th anniversary of Emojipedia's founding! ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ“…

In honor of these two momentous events, Zedge - a global leader in creating platforms for digital self-expression (including Emojipedia!) - is throwing the biggest global celebration yet. Festivities include ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, a charitable partnership and social media campaign with Conscious Alliance, and of course revealing new insights into how emoji use over the last 10 years, such as detailing our favorite viral emoji trends and celebrity-emoji associations, as well as dynamically graphing the world's most popular emojis over time. ๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“ˆ

These celebrations have also of course included our annual unveiling of sample designs for the emoji candidates expected to be approved by Unicode later this year. As shown above, these include a Phoenix, a Lime, two shaking heads (one horizontally, the other vertically) as well as over 100 direction-specific versions of different people emojis. โœจ๐Ÿ†•โœจ

Additionally, we've been rolling out a brand-new version of our Emojipedia site. More and more users will begin to see the site in the near future, but those wanting to explore it right now can do so here. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿงก

Plus, the costly ramifications of a ๐Ÿ‘ Thumbs Up, the recent viral jump in the ๐Ÿคธ Person Cartwheeling, and how our brains may be comprehending emojis more swiftly than actual facial expressions - all within this bumper World Emoji Day edition of the Emoji Wrap! ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ“ฏ

โœจ New Emojis

๐Ÿ“ฐ News

๐Ÿ’ญ Interesting

๐ŸŽ™ Podcasts

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๐Ÿค— Lastly

That does it for this bumper World Emoji Day 2023 edition of the Emoji Wrap! ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ“ฏ

To keep up with everything that's happening throughout the day, you can read about all the happenings on the Emojipedia blog, use the #WorldEmojiDay hashtag or follow our official accounts:

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