Emoji translates to “picture character” in Japanese, and these little characters have revolutionised the way many people communicate around the internet and through their mobile devices.
Twitter is no exception. Last month the platform open-sourced its entire emoji collection for the world to enjoy. And they do, in their hundreds of millions. So here’s the big question: what’s the most popular emoji on Twitter?
Surprise, surprise: it’s a heart. With more than 342 million tweets, the hearts emoji accounted for 10 percent of all uses in Twitter’s top 100 emojis. Indeed, hearts appear in 14 emoji images inside the top 100, so it’s safe to say that they’re well-loved.
But what about the rest of the list? Check the visual below for all the details, which comes courtesy of the team at FiveThirtyEight.