The 2019 World Emoji Awards voted the most popular emojis of the year on the Internet. This year, who won the most popular emoji post in the world was the smiling face with hearts around it (), followed by the begging emoji (). The result of the contest was announced last Wednesday (17), the date on which World Emoji Day is celebrated.
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It was also elected the most awaited emoji by users: the mate. The contest, held since 2017, takes into account statistics from the Emojipedia website and an online Twitter poll from the official Emoji Awards account to nominate the winners. The result was announced live at the Turin National Film Museum in Italy.
Face with three hearts was elected favorite emoji of 2019 Photo: Divulgao / Emojipedia
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About 230 emojis were evaluated, all approved in 2018. The smiling face with hearts was voted the most popular emoji of 2019 with a big difference between second place, occupied by the begging smiley face. In third place was the so-called "woozy face" (), a grimace emoji. She was followed by the warm smiley face (), the party emoji () and the freezing cold face ().
Emojipedia points out that all the emoji on the list are smileys, that is, smiley faces. "It shows the continuing popularity of emotional characters to the detriment of some other types of emoji additions," says the official note about the award. Remember that there are other categories besides smileys, such as objects, flags, symbols, activities, food and animals.
Meet the most popular emojis of 2019 Photo: Divulgao / Emojipedia
The statistics defining the winners are based on the number of views of the emoji pages on the Emojipedia website from January to July, and online voting on the institution's official Twitter. That is, the data does not correspond to the actual use of emojis, as such information is kept confidential by platforms.
However, according to the organizers of the Emoji Awards, the number of views of the emoji page on Emojipedia can be considered a reliable metric, as the site has over 30 million page views per month and tracks trends in emoji launching. .
The most anticipated emoji of 2019 the mate Photo: Divulgao: Emojipedia
In addition to the most popular emoji already in use, the award points out which are the faces with release most anticipated by Internet users. For this category, all emoticons that have been approved in 2019 are indicated. According to the Emoji Awards official Twitter poll, the most awaited icon is chimarro, or "mat", as it was dubbed by the site. Second was the ice cube emoji. Both hit the devices later this year.