Face with Tears of Joy () is an emoji featuring a jovial face laughing, while also crying out tears. It can also be used for joking and teasing. It is the most commonly used emoji on social media websites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram. The emoji is also variously known as the lol emoji, joy emoji, laughing emoji, cry-laugh emoji or the laughing crying emoji. The emoji is the Emoticons Unicode block: U+1F602 FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY (HTML 😂,). Development and usage history The creation and early development of emojis dates back to the late 1990s in Japan. Although an earlier set of emoji had appeared on the J-Phone in 1997, with limited adoption due to high prices, the first popular emoji set is attributed to Japanese telecommunications planner and NTT DoCoMo employee Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, who sketched illustrations after coming up with the idea of adding simple images to NTT DoCoMo's texting feature. He drew inspiration from Japanese manga where characters are often drawn with symbolic representations called manpu (such as a water drop on a face representing nervousness or confusion), and weather pictograms used to depict weather conditions. These emoji were deployed on DoCoMo's i-Mode service. The DoCoMo i-Mode set included facial expressions, such as smiley faces, derived from a Japanese visual style commonly found in manga and anime, combined with kaomoji and smiley elements. Although this included several smiley faces, the specific 'Face with Tears of Joy' smiley face () appeared as part of emoji sets from au by KDDI and SoftBank Mobile, with being considered the closest fallback for the DoCoMo set on phones running Android 4. 3 Jellybean or earlier. When Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, there was an emoji keyboard intended for Japanese users only.