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This is what group chats are made for.
If you’re looking to have a fun night with your friends but don’t feel up to leaving the house, it’s time to fire up the ol’ group chat and gather ’round your smart phone for the “emoji challenge”. Much like the ancient Chinese game “Go,” the concept is simple, but mastering it takes skill and patience.
If you want to play, all you need to do is pick an emoji and send it to your friends along with your homemade version. From there, things will naturally start to escalate.
People have probably been playing this game for a while, but the trend really took off when a Twitter user named Jeydah Weydah posted a video of her group chat with her friends.
Brooo we did the emoji challenge in my group chat and I’m cryinggg watch til the end 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/24WURZLibT
— Jeydah Weydah✨ (@iamjeyonce) March 27, 2019
With a challenge this good, everyone wants to get in on it. A quick search for “emoji challenge” on Twitter turns up a seemingly endless stream of videos where people are acting out emojis.
The emoji challenge is the new vibe pic.twitter.com/ImgVjtJX2h
— 드래이 🥵 (@Andrizzle808) March 28, 2019
Enjoy the emoji challenge pic.twitter.com/wo56xV1CQc
— Tay (@allen_taylor14) March 28, 2019
So I attempted to do the emoji challenge in my gc and it’s clear I was the only one excited😪 pic.twitter.com/72Wflutn8H
— M€rç¥✨🇱🇷 (@Merc2828) March 28, 2019
so my friend and i thought doing the emoji challenge would be entertaining…it sure was pic.twitter.com/p7TLiVGmtn
— 𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓮 (@nikkibethluv) March 28, 2019
i asked dani if she wanted to do the emoji challenge pic.twitter.com/BHPTvn6FrI
— s*b**r (@sxbxxr) March 28, 2019
So our group chat did the emoji challenge LMAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/6NubCk4LCk
— Ayy Lmao (@noturavrgealien) March 28, 2019
my thotianas and I did the emoji challenge pic.twitter.com/RsUQaGyQWW
— MN 🍒 (@moolannn) March 28, 2019
The emoji challenge is still pretty new, so there’s plenty of time to get in on it. All you have to do is choose your team and start picking emojis. The more challenging the emoji, the more fun this game will be. Just stay away from the eggplant.
David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.