SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- July 17 is a special day for emoji users. It's world emoji day, and social media is celebrating!
- Why July 17? That's the date listed on the iOS Calendar emoji ?
- The Empire State Building is being lit emoji yellow tonight. Maya Rudolph, Jake T. Austin and Patrick Stewart were there to get the party going (check out the account below).
- According to CNN, Apple unveiled 69 new characters on its emoji keyboard on World Emoji Day.
On Twitter, there were a few creative responses to #WorldEmojiDay. Even the United States Marine Corps and the Empire State Building joined the conversation!
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) July 17, 2017
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) July 17, 2017
— Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) July 17, 2017
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 17, 2017
— NFL (@NFL) July 17, 2017
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) July 17, 2017
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*Marie Estrada is a social media producer for 10News. You can follow her @marie_festrada.