And has been a thing since 2014, apparently, but it’s important this year because iOS and Android are introducing a selection of new emoji (EMOJIS? EMOJII? EMOJI⚡?) including an otter. AN OTTER, YOU GUYS.
To commemorate this very important occasion, here are 10 fun facts about emoji.
The word “emoji” comes from Japanese e (絵, “picture”) + moji (文字, “character”), and its similarity to English “emoticon” is totally coincidental.