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How Different Cultures Are Using Emojis


April 16, 2015

More and more, people are using pictures to express their emotions. The once popular Facebook statuses are dwindling, while Instagram is on the rise. The use of emojis, especially with the new iPhone update, is also on the rise.

According to emoji data, collected by the popular keyboard app SwiftKey, the language you speak says a lot about the emoji you likely send.

For example, the study finds that French and Russian speakers have love on the brain. Because of that, French speakers are four times more likely to use the heart emoji than any other language and Russian speakers are three times as likely to make use of romantic-related emoji, like the kissy face and heart-eyes icon.

Find out more about different culture’s emoji usage here.