Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

emojiAn emoji (絵文字) which translates to "picture character" is an electronic pictograph (picture conveying a message) initially used in Japan, and now all over the world. Emojis were first invented by Shigetaka Kurita and became more mainstream when they were introduced on the iPhone in 2011.

Today, emojis are now part of the Unicode character set, and can be used in e-mails and text messages on iOS or Android devices and has been called one of the fastest growing languages ever.

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