The best ways people are using emoji on World Emoji Day
From the Met Office to the British Army.
July 17 marks World Emoji Day, an unofficial global holiday that celebrates the ideograms and smileys that colourfully fill in the gaps in our messages online and on our mobiles.
To mark the formidably momentous occasion, Twitter accounts of all sizes and purposes have been thinking up inventive ways to celebrate – and these are 10 of the finest emoji uses you’ll find.
1. Giving the UK its weather report
#WorldEmojiDay— Met Office (@metoffice) July 17, 2018
2. Reimagining famous artists
3. Listing countries
4. Paying homage to your star player
5. Referencing computer games
6. Cracking wise, smoothie style
A guide to emojis— innocent drinks (@innocent) July 17, 2018
🙃Happy in Australia
😂Ever so slightly amused
💁🏽♀️Someone holding a chameleon
📠 IT'S 2018 WHY DOES ANYONE NEED A FAX MACHINE EMOJI#WorldEmojiDay
7. Making art
8. Playing chess
🏰🐴⛪️👑👸⛪️🐴🏰— James Melville (@JamesMelville) July 17, 2018
9. Discussing the more confusing emoji
On #WorldEmojiDay - a shoutout to my Mum, who’s only just started using them and sent a 😂 to her friend who’s dog just died 😳— To-ho-ho-ny Shepherd 🎅 (@tonysheps) July 17, 2018
10. Reflecting on a sporting season