The first emojis were created in 1998 (or 1999) by Shigetaka Kurita for the i-mode mobile platform and the set consisted of 172 images, 12 × 12 pixels in size, and included in the messaging functions. This set has become a kind of "chip" of the platform.
For almost 20 years of existence, the emoji palette has grown significantly, and each update of it causes a keen interest of users. And not surprising, because the picture carries more information, and the cute and emotionally colored one also makes communication more interesting!
Emoji, emoticons and stickers shows us how powerfull picture or illustration can be.