The Brief: For the moments where a static smiley face just won't cut it, try one of the 80 animated GIPHY emojis for World Emoji Day.
Today, July 17th, 2019 marks the sixth annual celebration of World Emoji Day. World Emoji Day, or #WorldEmojiDay as it’s often hashtagged on Twitter and Instagram, is the one day every year on which we celebrate the mindless fun that are emojis.
In addition to Unicode’s official selection of emoji characters, GIPHY recently released 80 animated emojis that make for the perfect response when a standard emoji just won’t cut it. To help users celebrate World Emoji Day, we’ve pulled examples of some of our fave animated emojis, all of which are available on GIPHY’s app.
This emoji signifies “good taste”, often quite literally. One might use it to express their excitement for grabbing pizza at 3 AM with the fam.
This emoji is meant to be used for stressful situations and/or moments full of surprise. When that surprise or stress is so great that it feels like one’s head might literally explode.
Time to spill some tea! Friends can plan on using this emoji when they’ve got piping-hot gossip to share with the group chat.
Hair Flip Girl
It’s hot girl summer, duh. The most basic moments deserve the most basic of emojis and nobody’s more basic than the girl flipping her hair. “Girl flipping her hair” can be used to convey “Duh” for the most obvious or “Whatever,” when brushing off the haters.