Emoji trends: How big of a hit are they?

Written by Emma Corrigan, CNN The race to outdo the rest of the globe is still on as people use these 10 special expressions every time they send a text message. In the last…

Emoji trends: How big of a hit are they?

Written by Emma Corrigan, CNN

The race to outdo the rest of the globe is still on as people use these 10 special expressions every time they send a text message.

In the last 12 months, more than one billion people sent messages via the Emoji keyboard — a 64% increase from the year before. What do they all mean? We think we know.

The most popular emoji used in the last year were:

Face with Tears of Joy ($99) – a crying-faced smiley face that’s been used more than 100 million times

(99) – a crying-faced smiley face that’s been used more than 100 million times Emoji for the 🍻 Salad ($23) – a smashed tomato and lettuce hugged by two curly fries

(23) – a smashed tomato and lettuce hugged by two curly fries With Tears of Joy (- – A sad face, face in tears

(- – A sad face, face in tears Emoji for Cheese (free) – A tiny slice of cheese on a slice of bread

(free) – A tiny slice of cheese on a slice of bread With Hearts ($49) – Emoji for heart eyes

($49) – Emoji for heart eyes With an Open Heart ($69) – A smiling emoticon with an open-heart emoji

( $69) – A smiling emoticon with an open-heart emoji Emoji for Pregnancy ($0) – A pregnancy emoji with a big round bump

($0) – A pregnancy emoji with a big round bump Heart (free) – A smiling heart with a cute heart filter

A weary emoji for travelers ($10) – A smiling emoji with a tired heart

Last year’s most popular emoji were:

Smiling face with Tears of Joy – a crying-faced smiley face that’s been used 100 million times Emoji for Snack and Salad – Tiny slices of tomato and lettuce hugged by two curly fries Emoji for Family – A smiling face with a baby in its arms and face in tears

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