BBM’s Most Popular Emoji — and What It Says About Our Users

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BBM users love their emoji. We use millions of them in chats every day. The chart below shows the most popular among BlackBerry OS/BBM users from a week in September.

A note of clarification: I’m using the terms “emoticons” to refer to the text-based character combinations meant to be read sideways — e.g., 🙂 smiling, and “emoji” to refer to the related-but-different tiny graphics – e.g.  emoji1 smiling. (And don’t forget the  emoji2hot dog.)

Most-Used Emoticons in BBM*

Emoticon     Emoji        Percent of Total Emoji

1.   =D         emoji3    10.36%

2.   =))         emoji4     10.16%

3.   😀          emoji5      9.05%

4.   ({})         emoji6     8.3%

5.   🙂           emoji7    6.86%

6.    :*          emoji8      5.98%

7.     X_X    emoji9       4.25%

8.      :p       emoji10       3.74%

9.       😥      emoji11     3%

10.     😦       emoji12       2.53%

11.      😉      emoji13     2.32%

12.     =D/   emoji14     1.74%

13.    (y)       emoji15      1.62%

14.     ;;)       emoji16      1.57%

15.    3-|       emoji17      1.49%

16.     =))      emoji18      1.38%

17.    <3<3   emoji19     1.26%

18.    😐         emoji20       1.14%

19.    …

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About Matthew Talbot

I am the Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry. I have extensive International Management, Sales and Marketing background in Mobility and Cloud technologies, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Content in both a “Start-Up” and Public company environment. This includes stints as a senior executive at SAP, Sybase, Mobile 365 and others.

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