Where does come from?
The rolling on the floor laughing emoji was approved under Unicode 9.0 in 2016. While officially called rolling on the floor laughing, it also goes by ROFL emoji, the internet acronym for rolling on the floor laughing.
Across platforms, the rolling on the floor laughing emoji shows a smiley turned to the side, as if rolling over. Most vendors feature an open mouth and eyes squinting out tears, signifying it is laughing so hard it is crying. All but WhatsApp have the emoji rolling to the viewer’s left … weird.
While not as popular as the face with tears of joy emoji, (a leading emoji around the globe), rolling on the floor laughing emoji is seeing increasing use in the late 2010s to convey more intense levels of hilarity.
🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂🤯🤯🤯😵😵😵dude, I am dying over here. I need a 6 feet under ROFL emoji because this is just too deep for words…
— LTournay (@ltournay) April 28, 2018
Who uses ?
People overwhelmingly employ the rolling on the floor laughing emoji in digital messages and on social media to respond to or mark content that’s extremely funny. Users may use the rolling on the floor laughing to mark to communicate that something is funnier than what they think a face with tears of joy emoji expresses.
In some instances, people use the rolling on the floor laughing emoji ironically, as if brushing off an insult or when posting an unpopular opinion (e.g., Say what you want, but Taylor Swift is way overrated 🤣).
Content creators may include the rolling on the floor laughing emoji in the titles and descriptions of funny videos, photos, or online articles to note their intended humor.
The emoji is frequently paired with other smileys depicting laughing, crying, and smiling because emotions (e.g., That dog video got me 🤣🤣😂😭!).
The emoji is popular enough that it is commonly featured on shirts and other emoji-themed merchandise. If you think you’re worthy of a ROFL, buy some below: