Since Instagram announced the ability to use emojis in hashtags its users have been going emoji crazy with many users preferring to replace text with a smiley!
Recent research carried out by Curalate found that there is a lot of love on Instagram with the top three most popular hashtagged emojis all involving hearts.
The single red heart is most hashtagged which was shared more than half a million times in the first month.
Second place went to the heart-eyed emoji and third was the winking face emoji blowing a heart-kiss.
The rest of the top 10 also brimmed with positivity proving that Instagram users mainly express joy and delight. It included the emoji crying tears of joy in fourth place, the classic smiley in fifth, the sunglasses smiley in sixth, two pink hearts in seventh, the winking face in eighth, lips in ninth and the thumbs up emoji in 10th.
Full article on Curalate: http://blog.curalate.com/2015/06/03/the-top-100-most-popular-instagram-emojis/
Image credit: Curalate
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