Using emojis such as ‘thumbs up’, ‘OK hand’ or ‘crying face’ means you are officially old, claims new survey

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A THUMBS-up emoji has become so, like, last century.

Using the red heart, OK hand or check mark also marks you out as officially super, super old.

A quarter of 16 to 29-year-olds polled said using the thumbs-up emoji is the uncoolest symbol of all

And a poo, crying face or a monkey with its hands over its eyes are seriously not cool.

The damning assessment comes from a poll in which 16 to 29-year-olds totally dissed older people’s messaging skills.

A quarter of them say the thumbs-up emoji is the uncoolest symbol of all.

Others which oldies think look hip are regarded with similar levels of disdain.

The young much prefer a face with tears of joy — popular with almost half of them.

The smiling face with hearts for eyes, zany face, aubergine, peach and drooling face also tick the right boxes, the poll shows.

However, across all generations the sinister skull and crossbones was the least popular, winding up nearly three in ten of us.

And more than three-quarters of us have boobed by using an emoji without realising its cruder meaning, the poll shows.

Evie Porter, of Perspectus Global, which carried out the survey, said: “These symbols are now a vital part of our daily communication — on both a personal and professional level.

“Yet, this research indicates the importance of assessing which ones you use.”

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