As COVID-19 spread across the world and people become more physically isolated, we will reach out more online. So, what are the top Coronavirus inspired Emojis being used at the moment?
When we are worried we chat; we reach out to others and when words fail us, emojis do the talking. When we cant shake hands or hug, we find other ways to greet and acknowledge each other.
Emojipedia set out to see how we discuss and respond to a threat like this online. They assessed a set of 12 health related emojis to see which are commonly used in discussions about Coronavirus or COVID.
These twelve emojis were assessed. As expected, the Face with the Medical Mask and the Microbe ranked as the most used emojis .
Here are the top Five Coronavirus Inspired Emojis
- The green “microbe” emoji that looks like a germ. 42% of people who used it were talking about the coronavirus.
- The yellow face emoji that’s wearing a medical mask, 36%.
- The “nauseous” emoji that’s all-green and looks like it’s about to puke, 5%.
- The sneezing emoji, 5%.
- The bar of soap emoji, 4%.
A few more that are strongly associated with the virus right now are the ambulance emoji, the bandaged head emoji, and the blood-filled syringe emoji.
Twitter Creates a Handwashing Emoji
The icon shows two hands lathering up with soap under falling droplets of water. Users can generate the emoji in tweets by using the following hashtags:
People are recommended to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, ensuring that all parts of their hands are cleaned thoroughly.
People using the emoji are encouraged to share the message: Wash your hands more often, for at least 20 seconds each time with soap.
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— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) March 10, 2020