These are the most popular emojis of 2021

If there is one thing that has remained almost unchanged despite the Covid-19 (and its ever changing variants)- it is the emojis we send.

Even in the midst of this massive global pandemic that preoccupied so much of our time we still spent a lot of time wishing each other happy birthday or checking in or laughing about some new and unexpected element of this slow-burning weirdness.

According to data from the Unicode Consortium, nine of the 10 most used emojis of 2021 are same as the year 2019.