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The most popular emojis by country, from Britain to Australia

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Are you a selective emoji user, neatly throwing a monkey face or fist pump into conversations? Or do you go full out Andy Murray and summarise a momentous event in the digital pictures? 

Whichever way you turn, emojis are becoming increasingly popular. 

A groundbreaking new report shows just how often the little icons are used around the world and it reveals some telling facts about various cultures. 

For example, the French prove to be hopeless romantics, using the heart icon more than any other country. Australians live up to their expectations of being drinkers with alcohol related pictures shared more than any other emoji. 

Meanwhile, us Brits are a happy lot, where smiling faces make up almost half (44.8%) of all emojis sent in the country.

Researchers at Swiftkey, a British software company, trawled through one billion pieces of emoji data across 16 different languages to extract fascinating trends in emoji culture. Take a look at the most interesting and amusing findings below.

Emoji use by country

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The research was divided into categories which also revealed trends in weather, food and drinking trends by country. 

It seems the most popular alcohol emoji in the UK is two glasses of beer, followed by a glass of wine. 

Other results showed that snow, rain and cold icons are used twice as often by Russian speakers than the average person and least by Brazilians.

The findings also presented a definitive list of the most used graphics in the world. Take a look at the results below...

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EMOJI CATEGORIES AS A PERCENT OF ALL EMOJI USAGE

 

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