Love them or hate them, emojis are here to stay. These modern-day hieroglyphics are now the "world's fastest growing language." On top of that, the 722 different emojis are used by nearly three-quarters of all 18-25-year olds, are included in nearly half of all Instagram comments, and the word "emoji" was even added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. If you have kids or grandchildren in your life, chances are pretty good they are using emojis as a big part of their online communication.
But a new study found that although emojis are more popular than ever (and this trend won't be slowing down anytime soon), a majority of people over the age of 40 don't understand emojis. Here's why that can be an issue. Just like any language, if you don't fully understand it, you run the risk of misinterpreting what someone sends you. Or worse yet, you might send a message with an embarrassing or inappropriate emoji if you don't fully understand what they all mean.
What about you? How much do you understand about emojis? Now there's now an emoji IQ test you can take to find out if you are an emoji master, an emoji enthusiast, or just a beginner.
Click here to take a short test that can reveal your IQ when it comes to emojis. There are 10 questions to answer.
After you're done with the test, be sure to watch the video below for some pointers on how to master emojis.