On July 17, to celebrate World Emoji Day, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a graphic compiling the top emoji trends on Facebook. This included the world’s top 10 most-used emojis and in also the nations that use emojis most. While USA, UK, France, Indonesia and Thailand were among the nations that use emojis most, India was conspicuous in its absence from this list – something that Indians quick to point out.
Individuals soon started to question why India, the nation with the most number of Facebook clients after USA, had not managed to discover a place in the emoji map.
India wasn’t the only nation that didn’t find a place in the map. Facebook clients likewise pointed out that not a single nation from the whole continent of Africa had made it to the list.
According to Facebook’s data, the laughing face emoji is the most-used emoji on the planet. It is likewise the most well known emoji in the UK, while the simple smiling face is the preferred emoji for Thailand.
However, as The Verge points out, there is no numbered data to accompany the chart, so it’s difficult to tell how much these emoji were used or by what metric this data was even measured.