• Marie

Occupational Therapists! Are you sending an inappropriate Emoji?

Updated: May 23, 2020



Want to be certain you aren’t sending an inappropriate emoji to your Occupational Therapy co-worker?

You’re in luck! Below you will find a list of emojis with their names and intended meanings. But first, let’s get some background history on the emoji.

How many emojis are there?

In the Unicode Standard, there are 3,053 emojis. 230 emojis were released in 2019 that included mixed-race couples and persons with disabilities.


How many people use emojis?

It is estimated that over 82% of people use emojis to communicate.


What is the most used emoji?

Apple has stated that the face with “tears of joy” emoji (😂) is the most popular.


When is National Emoji Day?

Like everything else, there is a world emoji day (deemed by Apple) and it is July 17📅.


Do you have any handy tips for using emojis to make life as an Occupational Therapist easier?

Absolutely! When in doubt, I use Siri to teach me “Emoji Language”.

Set Up Siri to Teach Emoji Language

Go to your iPhone Settings –> General –> Accessibility –> Speech.

Slide the Speak option button to the right to make it green. Exit the section.

To have an emoji spoken out loud:

  • Open up a notepad or text message and type an emoji.

  • Select the emoji you want described.

  • If Speak is not an option,tap on the right arrow in the pop-up menu.

  • Tap Speakin the pop-up menu.

  • Siri will tell you what the emoji is!

Now here is the long list of emojis from Genus.com