It's officially #WorldEmojiDay . Emojis are the new global language that transcend all language barriers and cultural boundaries.

Lots of people and organisations around the world are getting very creative with their use of emojis today.

Emojis have come a long way since their inception. The very first #WorldEmojiDay way back in 2014 was a much simpler affair. 

And they're not just used to enhance written texts anymore, they have taken on a life of their own. Statistics show that on Messenger every day 900 million messages are sent using emojis exclusively with no additional text.

And they're not going anywhere, anytime soon. A whole new collection of emojis are set to be released on iOS this year. 

Test your emoji expertise with these RTÉ shows.