University of Texas at Austin researchers have insights on how to make a good impression remotely.

Researchers reviewed 124 studies on virtual impressions and found that emojis could help people like you, but they might not think you’re smart if you use too many.

Response time is also a factor: Both a fast reply back and a lengthy wait time count against a person. A balanced approach to response time works best.

“Very often, these initial impressions can last for a long time and colour how you view someone’s behaviour later,” Assistant management professor Andrew Brodsky said. (Study Finds)