World Emoji Day: But how to pick the right emoji to convey the right emotion? Learn it from our celebs

World Emoji Day: But how to pick the right emoji to convey the right emotion? Learn it from our celebs

Shivanggi Verma

Mona

As the world celebrates World Emoji Day today, the proposed new icons represent the current mood of racial and gender inclusivity. A saluting face, a person with a crown, coral emoji, pregnant man, to handshakes in different skin tones - the submitted drafts make an attempt to suit the mood for a better, united world. Before these emojis are passed by the Unicode Consortium and become a part of our devices, celebs share how they connect with the language of emojis and their favourites...

Going for the virtual hug

Prerna Panwar

I consider emojis as an add-on to the words. Hug emoji, that’s the universal language for love and care, has been my favourite. I use the smiling emoji with two hearts for eyes to like someone’s post or message. Or, the funny one with tears of joy. I never use the one with a slightly smiling as that’s a forced smile. I rather use smiling face with smiling eyes to express joy.

— Prerna Panwar, actor

Red for love & joy

I generally use the red rose as it makes people calm and relaxed and it also signifies love and joy. The mike is my most used emoji as I am a singer and it describes me. The angry emoji makes me sad.

— Sonia Arora, Singer

Halo there!

Emojis speak louder than words. Adding an emoji to a simple text tells my family and friends that they are special and I care. My favourites are smiling face with the halo, two hearts for eyes and the dancing girl. — Sheen Das, actor

Jadoo ki jhappi

I believe in jadoo ki jhappi! Whatever is going on in the world is very negative. So, I send them virtual hugs to make them feel good. I bank on emojis all the times. They’ve made my life sorted.

— Shivanggi Verma, actor

Heart-felt emotion

Through these tough times, I have used the yellow heart a lot to spread cheers. In fact, the red heart has been my favourite over the years, expressing what we all need – love!

—Pranati Rai Prakash, model

Straightforward talk

The hug has been my go-to emoji to spread little warmth in these troubled times. My most commonly used are pervy eyes to appreciate attractive posts. Grinning face with sweat emoji is what I end up using when I mess up my posts or texts. Somehow, I have never used the disguised face emoji - a yellow face with big glasses, a large nose, thick eyebrows, and a moustache. I am a straightforward person!

— Akshit Sukhija, actor

Purple heart for love

Ieshaan Sehgaal

Most of my text messages are followed by an emoji. A yellow face with smiling eyes, closed smile, and the halo are the ones I have used throughout the pandemic to express the blessings in my life. I have also used the dizzy emoji for the same purpose. I am particularly fond of purple heart, for it expresses admiration, love and support. I don’t like or use the slightly smiling emoji, muskurana hi hai to khul ke muskurao!

— Ieshaan Sehgaal, actor

Heart to heart

Vyomesh Kaul

The white dove holding a green sprig in its beak depicts peace and hope. I use this emoji to make people realise that the lows in life will not stay forever. Red heart and the tears of joy are my most favourite emojis. I have never used the face with symbols on mouth, as it doesn’t make sense to me because if I am angry I would say it out rather than using a red face with sensors.

— Vyomesh Kaul, actor

Confusing stand

Shivam Trivedi

I use the hug emoji to convey my feelings to my friends and family and sometimes my subscribers too. I don’t really like the clenched teeth emoji because it just doesn’t clearly convey what it means. This particular emoji also looks different on different operating systems like android, iOS & Windows. I have actually gotten in an argument because of this emoji’s wrong use.

— Shivam Trivedi, YouTuber

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