Adobe recently released their Annual U.S. emojis Trend Report, where they surveyed over 5000 people from the United States and the findings are pretty intriguing.
While people may assume that emojis are primarily used in social interactions between friends and dating, one of the report’s critical findings suggests that using emojis in workplace conversations, especially in I.M.s and chats, is a great way to be up team morale and creativity.
Furthermore, if your career depends on communication, primarily through social media, then you must master using the right emojis within the correct context.
Here are some key findings of Adobe’s Annual U.S. emojis Trend Report, which we found very intriguing.
Emojis are more popular than ever before
Adobe’s survey found that about 73 percent of people believe using emojis in your messages makes you more relaxed, friendlier, and funnier.
From workplace messaging apps to dating apps to group chats, emojis allow us to convey emotion, tone, and mood – aspects somewhat lost over written texts – through just a few taps on our keyboards. Plus, using emojis is seen as a sign of emotional intelligence.
Using emojis makes one appear more expressive and approachable
The fact that emoji makes a conversation easy to follow and more expressive is nothing new. However, what’s new is that people who use emojis in their texts are prone to be seen as more explicit and approachable in real life.
This mainly stems from the fact that most people surveyed experienced an anxiety spike after receiving a text message without emojis. Keeping that in mind, it should be no surprise that about 91 percent of those surveyed use emojis to bring fun to conversations and lighten the mood.
Emojis can boost, as well as sink, your dating life.
Remember how we said using emojis is a sign of emotional intelligence? Well, that’s why people who have their emojis-using skills all honed in are doing better in online dating than people who don’t use emojis because, for some reason, people who don’t use emojis are perceived to be inept in digital communication and, therefore, by extension, are unable to communicate emotionally. If you aren’t able to do so, it might leave a potential partner wondering whether you lack those skills in real life too.
Are you using emojis for work-related conversations? Heck yes!
If emojis make it easier for us to communicate in our personal lives, it makes sense that we translate those positive feelings into the workplace, too. Many usar ill working from home, but some people still haven’t met their co-workers.
Not only did 68 percent of those surveyed say they like it when people use emojis at work, but 69 percent of respondents also stated that it positively impacts likability and credibility. There may have been a time when emojis were considered unprofessional, but that certainly isn’t the case today. Again, you have to be careful with what emojis you’re using, but by and large, using emojis is seen as something positive, especially in workplaces mostly populated by Gen Z.
People want more inclusive emojis.
The survey also found that 2 out of 5 emoji users feel that the emojis they use do not represent them to the extent they should. And because emojis are so integrated into our daily activities, they must reflect the lives of as many people as possible.
Seventy-one percent of U.S. emoji users agree that inclusive emojis can lead to positive conversations about cultural and societal issues. In comparison, 75 percent think that inclusive emojis can help raise awareness of diverse groups of people. Eighty-three percent of people also agree that emojis should still offer more representation.