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One of the most popular emojis worldwide is the face with tears of joy emoji ๐Ÿ˜‚. This emoji shows an upright laughing face with tears coming out the eyes. Itโ€™s also called the laughing emoji, tears of joy emoji, and the LOL emoji, which stands for โ€œlaughing out loudโ€.

This is the popular Face with Tears Emoji.

Here are 7 things youโ€™ll find interesting about this crying funny face:

The face with tears of joy emoji is nearly 20 years old

The face with tears of joy emoji was first made available in the Japanese market by Apple in 2007, and later released to the world with an iOS update in 2011. So itโ€™s almost 20 years old!

The ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji was Word of the Year

In 2015, the ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji was declared Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries. This is the FIRST and only time a picture has ever been called โ€œwordโ€ of the year.

Gen Z are using other emojis too

While the LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji remains popular with millennials and people across the world, Generation Z sometimes uses the skull ๐Ÿ’€ or loudly crying face ๐Ÿ˜ญ rather than the traditional tears of joy ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji.

People donโ€™t always know what it means

The ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji usually means youโ€™re laughing out loud because you find something funny, but sometimes people use this emoji because theyโ€™re being sarcastic or to hide their sadness. It can be difficult to understand the full meaning of a digital message when you canโ€™t see the person and read their body language.

The difference between ๐Ÿ˜‚ and ๐Ÿคฃ

The ๐Ÿคฃ emoji stands for ROTFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing). It shows uncontrollable laughter, saying that something is hilarious. The ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji stands for LOL (laughing out loud), is more versatile, and can mean youโ€™re laughing because somethingโ€™s funny or laughing sarcastically because youโ€™re actually crying about the situation.

๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji has become art

The ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji isnโ€™t only seen in messages and on social media โ€“ itโ€™s popular on chia pets, t-shirts, and even dangly jewelry.

You can learn how to draw this emoji

Hereโ€™s a fantastic YouTube video showing you exactly how to draw the ๐Ÿ˜‚ emoji. If you do, be sure to share your artwork on our Facebook page.