πŸ“£ 😭 Loudly Crying Face Emoji Replaces πŸ˜‚ Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji As The Top Emoji On Twitter

Written by: Ortega
Modified: Nov 27, 2022

Start spreading the news; a new king has been crowned in emoji town. In a move that seems appropriate for the times we live in, the 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji has been surpassed by the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji as the most popular emoji on Twitter. You heard it right, the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji is now the most popular on Twitter.


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If you love emojis and use them a lot, we bet you’re keenly aware of how popular the 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji is. In January 2020, we released an article about the 101 All-Time Most Popular Emojis, and the 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji topped the list.

Our data for that article was based on information from the Unicode Standard, the governing body of emojis. However, like we always say, the emoji world is constantly in a state of flux, and the current fate of the 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji is no different.

From April 2020 onwards, the symbol has been going through a steady month-on-month decline in popularity on Twitter. And on the flip side, the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji has been steadily increasing in usage over the same time frame. Even major news sites like The Independent, a UK-based media outfit, and MSN Lifestyle, the lifestyle hub of Microsoft News, have already talked about it.


Declining Popularity Of Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji

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Surprised? If you are up to date on everything and anything emoji, you won’t be. You’ll know it’s been a long time coming. For years, the 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji has been greeted with mixed reactions, some good, some bad.

In a 2016 opinion piece in The Guardian, writers described it as having a “huge, cackling grin and performatively prominent tears of mirth.” Plus, they said it was not a very encouraging symbol because it was mainly used to laugh at other people’s misfortune. Ouch.


Online Rants About Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji

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Other users seem to agree. Based on various online comments, a handful of emoji users have said they view the 😭 Loudly Crying Face as overly dramatic. For some, the plain 😢 Crying Face is a better emoji. Period. Why? Because it gets the job done without going overboard.

On the other hand, in a weird twist of fate, some feel that the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji shouldn’t be used to convey sadness at all. IKR? They think other emojis give a more sincere form of sadness than the  😭 Loudly Crying Face (as if tears streaming down one’s face isn’t enough).

Related: Throw Away The 😢 Cry Emoji: Tips To Keep You Happy And Healthy At Home 🏠


Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji Defenders

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Anyhow, a couple of emoji fans have quickly come to 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji’s defense by going back to the basic definition of the symbol. Search for what the symbol means online, and you will get this, or something similar – the 😂 Face with Tears of Joy emoji shows a yellow face laughing so hard, tears streaming down his or her face. It expresses amusement and joviality when someone says or does something funny or embarrassing.

If you’re going to be strict about it, amusement and joviality are very different from “mocking,” “teasing, or “bullying.” This means if the symbol is used in a negative way by a mean-spirited netizen, it is not the symbol’s fault at all.

To clear things up, Gretchen McCulloch, Internet linguist and author of the book “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language,” offers a more professional opinion. She says all this hullabaloo is an effect of human nature. She says, “If you indicate digital laughter for years and years in the same way, it starts to feel insincere, the hyperbole gets worn out through continued use.” Interesting.


Related: How The 😂 Laughing Emoji And Other Similar Emojis Can 😀 Humanize Your Brand On Social Media 📱


Loudly Crying Face Emoji

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Now that that’s out of the way, why don’t we move on to the reasons why the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji experienced a sudden rise in popularity? To begin, we need to go back to the time when the stats of the emoji spiked:

The use of the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji increased in April.

In April 2020, the World Health Organization reported that over 1 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed worldwide, a more than tenfold increase in less than a month. 

See the link?


How Loudly Crying Face Emoji Managed To Overtake Face With Tears Of Joy Emoji

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Numerous netizens, quarantined in their homes, probably tweeted A LOT of 😭 Loudly Crying Face emojis at that time — and we don’t blame them. Based on a Twitter From Home report, hobby-related emojis like the 🕹️ Joystick emoji also saw growth in 2020, with an increase of as much as 88%. This means that 88% more users tweeted using that emoji.

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At the end of the day, all this means is that while you can either laugh or sob when things get rough, in the emoji world it seems we’ve chosen the latter. For now at least. Having said that, before you begin flooding your timeline and fleets with the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji, ready to spill your guts out, let’s altogether take a few minutes to learn what it’s all about.


All About The Loudly Crying Face Emoji

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The 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji shows a wailing face with eyes closed and mouth open as tears stream down. The emoji represents extreme sadness or grief.


The emoji for a loudly crying face is even more frantic than the standard crying face emoji and should be used as such. The emoji represents great pain, great hurt, and deep, deep sorrow.

History Of The Loudly Crying Face Emoji

Did you know that the 😭 Loudly Crying Face is one of the earliest emojis in existence, with origins dating to as far as 1999? Back then, they were seen in Japanese cellular phone carriers. 11 years later, in 2010, this particular emoji was made widely available under Unicode 6.0. Unicode 6.0 is the first version of the Unicode Standard to support emoji. This was the first update to include new characters solely for the purpose of emoji compatibility in Japan.

Loudly Crying Face Emoji On Other Platforms

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Different platforms display the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji in different ways. Internet platforms Apple, Google, Facebook, Windows, Twitter, Samsung, and Gmail support this emoji. On most platforms, the mouth is wide open, but on Twitter and Facebook, the tears form a puddle at the bottom of the face.

Meanwhile, Apple’s 😭 Loudly Crying Face has brows thicker and closer to his eyes and slightly closer and higher up on the face. As a result, the waterworks are amplified, and the effect of the wailing mouth is diminished.


How To Use The Loudly Crying Face Emoji

Check out some of the examples we’ve made on how to use and interpret the 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji.

Solo Use:

  • When I see parents hit their kids, it extremely upsets me, I can’t help but cry 😭
  • My boss got mad at me for the second time this week, I feel like such a failure 😭
  • This is my face after every episode of “New Amsterdam,” 😭 That TV program always makes me cry!
  • How people throw garbage in the river, it is just terrible 😭
  • Reading people’s rants on social media, some people can be so mean it makes me 😭


  • You told me I couldn’t send in my presentation by the end of the day. Finished it in a few hours. I’ve got one thing to say to you, ​👀​📕​😭​
    What It Means: Read it and weep
  • My favorite song is ​😭​🌊​, Justin Timberlake’s falsetto in that song is incredible!
    What It Means: Cry Me A River
  • Came from a ​😭​☠️​⚰️​today, the aunt of a colleague passed away, cause of death was Cancer.
    What It Means: Funeral
  • When you always ​😭​🐺​people will stop believing everything you say.
    What It Means: Cry wolf
  • Why do most Christmas commercials turn me into a ​😭​👶🏻​?
    What It Means: Cry baby



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Nowadays it is common for people to use emojis because it gives life to their messages. Emojis make messaging fun and exciting, and it is used in all forms of digital communication. Let’s face it – a text, email, often feels incomplete if it doesn’t come with an emoji or two.

If you want to send a sincere message to a friend. Or maybe flirt with your significant other, or put emotions into words, you’ll never fail to find the best emoji for the job.

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With so many emojis shared every day, never be too lazy to find the right one. Look inside yourself, find out what you are feeling, and release it!

If you want your favorite emoji to be a top symbol the best thing to do is to use it! You also need to campaign for it!! Encourage your friends and family and you will surely see results! But you won’t get there if you refuse to put in the work. So go ahead and do it! You will surely find yourself saying, “Isn’t living in a world filled with emojis so much fun?”