If you need to get your emojis working, this short visual guide will tell you all you need to know about those winking faces and pictures that appear with alarming regularity in the emails, texts and social messages you receive.
Emoji is a Japanese word that means picture character. The reason that is often given for their use is that they act as a substitute for non-verbal signals, and help anchor the tone of a message. In our review, however, we found that 55% of people actually use them simply because they look cute.
What is the history of emojis, who uses them and how are they used? Find out in our emoji masterclass. Eyes down: the lesson is about to begin.