March 28, 2019

A ๐Ÿ˜€ Is Worth a Thousand words. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธThe United States of Emojis

Written by madison


At TextNow, we ๐Ÿ’œ emojis. We couldnโ€™t imagine our ๐Ÿ“ฑโ€™s without them! In fact, in 2018 alone, people sent 1.3 billion emojis on our platform.

We thought it was worthwhile to dig a little deeper into these little pictures to get a bigger picture on the United States of Emojis.

Beyond the Simple Smiley

In the last year, the three top emojis on our platform were all about joy:

  • Tears of laughter: ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Blowing a kiss: ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Heart eyes: ๐Ÿ˜

Men are from ๐Ÿ’ช, Women are from ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Broken down by gender, we get a glimpse into men vs. women communicate via emoji.

Women are almost twice as likely to use emojis in text message than men.

Emojis used uniquely by men:

๐Ÿ‘ธ ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ’˜ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ‘‘

Emojis used uniquely by women:

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿคช ๐Ÿ˜ป ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‘

United States of Emojis

What emoji is uniquely popular in your state? See below for the heat map:

๐Ÿฅ€ AK ๐Ÿ‘ผ AL ๐Ÿ AR ๐Ÿ’Ž AZ๐Ÿ CA ๐ŸŒป CO โญ๏ธ CT ๐Ÿƒ DC๐ŸŒท DE ๐Ÿ” FL ๐ŸŒธ GA ๐Ÿต HI๐Ÿธ IA ๐Ÿฆ„ ID ๐Ÿ”’ IL ๐Ÿ‘ป IN๐Ÿถ KS ๐Ÿพ KY ๐Ÿฆ‹ LA ๐Ÿข MA๐Ÿท MD ๐Ÿ€ ME ๐ŸŒด MI ๐Ÿงก MD๐Ÿป MO โ—๏ธMS โ˜•๏ธ MT ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ NC๐Ÿก ND โญ๏ธ NE ๐Ÿšฟ NH ๐Ÿพ NJ๐Ÿข NM โšก๏ธMV ๐Ÿ’ฅ NY ๐Ÿ™Œ OH๐ŸŒˆ OK ๐Ÿ‘บ OR ๐Ÿบ PA ๐Ÿฐ RI๐Ÿ”ซ SC ๐Ÿ˜ธ SD ๐Ÿ’ TN ๐Ÿ‘ช TX๐Ÿข UT ๐Ÿ€ VA โ›„๏ธ VT ๐Ÿ™€ WA๐Ÿ‘ต WI ๐ŸŒด WV ๐ŸˆWY