Adobe reveals the word's favourite emojis in 2021

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The world's most popular emoji has finally been revealed as the laugh-cry combination. That's according to Adobe's Global Emoji Trend Report 2021, which comes just ahead of World Emoji Day - yes there's a day for that, and it's this Saturday July 17.

Adobe's new report focuses on showing just how much emojis contribute to our daily communication, spreading love and empathy beyond language barriers. The most popular emojis overall are similar to those revealed in the last report in 2019, with the heart and kiss-heart among the favourites, but this year the trusty upward thumb has smashed its way into the top three (see our guide to the best infographic makers on the web if you're looking at making reports of your own.)

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.