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Loudly Crying Emoji Becomes The Most Used For The First Time Ever

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Loudly Crying Emoji Becomes The Most Used For The First Time Ever

The crying laughing emoji is no more since being dethroned as the most popular by none other than the loud crying face. How very apt, eh?

Emojipedia analysed 1.68 billion tweets which were dated between June 2018 and March 2021 before publishing the findings.

It seems the crying laughing emoji was destined for failure ever since it was 'cancelled' by Gen Z who opted for other means to show their amusement/lols.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The tears of joy face peaked in June 2018 (seemingly a good time for many) but it rapidly declined on a month-on-month basis from April 2020. This seems to tie in with the growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Further evidence of this comes when the loud crying face is looked at. Use of the emoji jumped between March and April last year. This is no coincidence.

On the face of it, this rapid increase in usage for the emoji makes sense: it is, after all, a face with an open mouth wailing and streams of heavy tears flowing from closed eyes.


It's worth noting that the emoji isn't just used to symbolise sadness. It can be a crying with laughter face. Almost crying with too much laughter, maybe?

While some people wonder how it transformed into a laughing emoji - we're thinking the explanation 'this is so bad, let's just laugh' is most appropriate.

It could also be a crying with relief face as many people have been posting it alongside the syringe emoji to show that they - or someone they know - has received the Covid-19 vaccination.


The crying loudly emoji tops the list of most popularly used (on Twitter) closely followed by the laughing face. After that comes to pleading emoji and the then comes the rolling on the floor laughing (rofl) face.

In fourth place is the love heart, followed very closely by the sparkles emoji. Then there's the love heart eyes, with the praying/high five (that's a debate in itself) sign.

In ninth place is the smiling face surrounded by hearts and finally the smiling face with smiling eyes. Cute.

Featured Image Credit: Emojipedia

Topics: Entertainment, Technology

Rebecca Shepherd
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