In celebration of World Emoji Day (July 17) and the recent expansion of Reactions on WhatsApp announced by Mark Zuckerberg, Meta shared some fun facts on how people in Egypt are using emojis across their other apps, Facebook and Instagram.
Most popular sports emoji in Instagram bios in Egypt:
⚽️ (soccer ball)
Some other popular sports emojis used in Facebook posts in Egypt:
🏹, 🏊, 🏀, 🤸
Among the most popular food & beverage emojis used in Facebook and Instagram posts and comments in the country:
🎂, 🍒, 🍰
Also, among the most popular newly released emojis (version 14.0) on Facebook used by people living in Egypt (and their meanings according to the Emojipedia) are:
A yellow face with tears welling up at the bottom of its two large eyes. May be used to express a range of emotions including sadness, anger, embarrassment, admiration, and gratitude.
Two hands forming a heart shape. Used to express love and support.
A yellow face with its hands over its eyes and raised eyebrows. One wide eye is peeking through the fingers. Can be used to express the duality of wanting to look away from something because it’s frightening, disgusting, or embarrassing, but not being able to.
A yellow face with its right hand saluting. Used as a sign of respect.
A yellow face with open (non-smiling) eyes and a hand over the mouth, used to convey shock or surprise.