World Emoji Day July 2023: Difference between Emoji and Emoticon – On July 17, 2023, internet users around the world are celebrating World Emoji Day.

World Emoji Day is an annual unofficial holiday that occurs on July 17, intended to celebrate emoji, and is a popular date for making product or other emoji-related announcements and releases.


Emoji (絵文字, or えもじ) (pronounced eh-moh-ji) is the Japanese term for graphic characters or emoticons used in Japanese electronic messages and Web pages.

The first emoji was created in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita, who was part of a team working on NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile Internet platform.

The first set of 172 12×12 pixel emoji was created as part of the i-mode messaging feature to help facilitate electronic communications and serves as a feature that sets it apart from other services.


Emoticons are a symbol or a combination of symbols that are usually used to describe human facial expressions that contain emotions or feelings in the form of messages or writing.

The word “emoticon” is actually etymologically a combination of two words in English, namely emotion, which means emotion, and icon, which means symbol.


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