December 28, 2020

Year in Review: The Texts, Calls, and Emojis of 2020

Written by nick


2020 has been a year. Nobody could have predicted back in January what was coming, but this year highlighted once again why everyone needs access to reliable phone service. Let's take a look at the year in review.

Year in Review

We all spent more time at home in 2020... and we spent A LOT of time on our phones.

How much time? For starters, TextNow customers spent more than 5 BILLION minutes talking on the phone this year. That adds up to almost three and a half million days spent chatting.

We were even more prolific texters. There were almost 10 BILLION text messages sent through the TextNow app in 2020. That’s more than a million texts sent every hour - or 350 per second!

Emoji of the Year

For a year like 2020, words weren’t always enough. We all had to up our emoji game, and we’re happy to report that TextNow users managed to find a little ‘joy’ this year.

Year in Review

The most used emoji of 2020 After counting all of the ballots, we’re declaring 😂 the emoji of the year. No emoji was sent more times by TextNow customers!

Rounding out the top 10 most popular emojis of 2020 were:

  1. 😂

  2. 😘

  3. 😍

  4. 😊

  5. 💋

  6. 😭

  7. 🤣

  8. 😉

  9. 💕

  10. 🤦

As we wind down 2020 with our year in review and head into 2021, we are hoping that we’ll all be able to spend less time socially distancing and more time with family and friends. But when you can’t be there to connect in person, TextNow is here to help you communicate with unlimited calling and texting – for free! Because at TextNow, we believe that everyone needs access to quality phone service.

Thank you to all of our customers for joining us on the journey that was 2020, and we're excited to show you what's ahead in 2021!