Emoji have come a long way from the early days of the internet to being embedded in our phones' keyboards and culture.
World Emoji Day is Saturday, July 17 ? (the date that appears on the calendar emoji), and we’ve come a long way in our emoji use over the years. These digital characters have become a part of our daily lives and have a critical role in how we communicate with friends, family, and strangers over the internet, and even in the professional space.
“Emoji are invaluable intrinsic elements of our digital communications,” Keith Broni, the deputy emoji officer at Emojipedia, told Lifewire over a call. “They are enabling us to add semantic information back into digital messaging.”