World emoji day: what's your favorite?

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 21:21:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- July 17 is a special day for emoji users. It's world emoji day, and social media is celebrating! 

Fun facts:

  • 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!

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10News asked viewers to comment on Facebook and tell us their favorite emoji. Visit the page and tell us yours!

*Marie Estrada is a social media producer for 10News. You can follow her @marie_festrada.