Bad news, fam: Your favorite emoji could very well be passé. 😟.
Emoji authority Emojipedia just released a handy new feature to help you check in on how popular your favorite pictograph is, and how much it’s been used over time. The trend tracker, which was announced in a blog post by emoji king Jeremy Burge, adds a new wrinkle to the already extensive amount of info for each entry in the database.
The tool depends on data from Google Trends over the past five years for its charts, so for newer entries to the emoji world, like my personal fave, 🙃 (upside-down face, of course), you’ll have a smaller period of time available, while an OG emoji like 😂 (face with tears of joy), which has been on the block since 2010, only gives part of its storied history.
Checking in on the trend chart is easy — just search your favorite emoji, scroll down to the stats section, and click on the “Trends” button.
Burge notes that the “Interest” tracked in the charts is in reference to how many people searched for the emoji, while each chart is relevant to the emoji in question, meaning that the top end of the chart represents when that emoji saw its highest number of searches, rather than some other static metric.
For some next level stats, you can click through on the chart to check out interest by region, related topics, searches — but most importantly, you can compare multiple emoji head-to-head to see which reigns supreme.
There you have it: 👅 hasn’t been cool since 2013, making 🙃 a much better option to throw some mischievous shade. If you’re still peppering your texts with teasing tongue wags, you should probably think about picking up a new signature emoji.