The word emoji means pictograph. Emojis are pictures used to describe emotions in electronic messages. They can be a pictorial representation of anything, including facial expressions and objects. In the early days of electronic messages, emoticons were used. But nowadays these limited emoticons are not enough to express feelings. Emojis were created to provide the freedom to choose more expressions, which may help to communicate.
Emojis were first used in Japanese mobile phones in the late 1990s. They became very popular worldwide after being supported by top operating systems. Nowadays, no one can think of chatting in various social networking platforms without the usage of emojis.
In spite of the usage of emojis in electronic messages for better communication, they can be misunderstood sometimes as some of the emojis are confusing. When a sender sends an emoji to express something, it may not create the same feelings in the mind of the receiver.