According to Adobe study, majority of people from all over the world want emojis to be more inclusive and culturally distinct so that people can express better how they feel

Over the past few years, these Emojis have become an important part of our digital conversation for all of us. This typographic splashes of colors express many things at once including, non-verbal communication, fun, and friendly way to express our emotions. An emoji is worth a thousand words but when you chose the right one. When we chat with each other on the social media platform, mostly use emojis to express our feelings instead of using words, we think that these emojis represent their feelings well. In an estimate, 30%-35% of derived meaning from our social interactions comes from language about how we speak while 70% of our interactions depend on non-verbal communication.

According to a recent study, 70% of emotional reactions directly relate to emoji usage. Adobe studied how people feel about the depiction and inclusivity of the pictograms we are using every day for our conversations. They talk to 7,000 users across 7 countries of the world including the US, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and South Korea. The key finding of the report by Adobe is, only 54% of the respondents think that these emojis truly represent their emotions and that drops to 37% with disabilities. Around 83% of the respondents think that future emoji releases should depict more diversity and inclusivity to represent their emotions well.

Keeping in view these findings, Adobe will do a partnership with Emojination, an advocate for a better emoji variety that has already directed around 100 proposals to the Unicode Consortium, including the introduction of different emojis like emoji for badges, piñatas, boomerang, and hijab. These two organizations will support the development of new emoji proposals that will be able to represent the feelings of people in the right way.

According to a survey report, 79% of the Gen Z emoji users customize their emoji to make them the identifier of their emotions while 78% think that more customization options can reduce gaps in insertion. 70% of people agree that these emojis can help trigger positive interaction about important cultural and societal issues. Emojis users want emojis to be more representative of their feelings and they are very optimistic about it.

In the US and the UK, 80% of Black emoji users, almost 78% of Latinx emoji users and about 72% of Asian emoji users think that more emoji options can reflect their personal character and identities.

Take a look at this infographic for more insights:

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