emoji

Android 12 emoji updates fix some obvious pain points

Android 12 emoji updates fix some obvious pain points

Today we're taking a peek at a bunch of newly renovated emoji delivered with Android 12. Google made a set of emoji ready for all platforms in their collection, including but not limited to apps like Gmail and YouTube, as well as operating systems like Android and Chrome OS. The first and most clear change came with the "motorway" emoji, which now no longer has yellow lines on BOTH sides of the motorway - because that does not make sense.

Continue Reading

Facebook Messenger adds Soundmoji, a type of emoji with sound effects

Facebook Messenger adds Soundmoji, a type of emoji with sound effects

Facebook has rolled out a new library of emojis for its messaging app that adds a new layer of expression to the commonly-used images: sound effects. Facebook calls these Soundmoji, explaining that when selected, the recipient will not only see the emoji but also hear a related sound, including everything from clapping and chirping crickets to sound bites from TV shows.

Continue Reading

Clippy Emoji confirmed for Windows as v14.0 list solidifies for September

Clippy Emoji confirmed for Windows as v14.0 list solidifies for September

The next wave of Emoji will launch at the turn of the month - but not before Microsoft releases Clippy. The classic living paperclip character has officially made its way to the next upgrade in Emoji in Windows products, courtesy of a Twitter dare. After suggesting that they'd make Clippy into an Emoji if a Tweet reached a certain number of likes - that happened several times over, so here comes Clippy - with a few other changes to Emoji in tow.

Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Clippy is about to make a big comeback, but not in the way you think

Microsoft’s Clippy is about to make a big comeback, but not in the way you think

Those who were Microsoft Office users back in the late 90s or early aughts undoubtedly remember Clippy, the paperclip office assistant who offered tips and tricks for Office that most found annoying rather than helpful. Even though Clippy hasn't been used in any Office apps for many years at this point, the irritating little office assistant still has quite the reputation. It seems that Clippy is about to make a grand comeback too, though you don't have to worry about it greeting you every time you open a new document.

Continue Reading

Android 12’s biggest visual change may be emoji

Android 12’s biggest visual change may be emoji

One of the biggest visual changes to Android with Android 12 appears to be in emoji. While the emoji system itself will not change, Android 12 Beta 1 alone introduced a whopping 389+ updated emoji designs! Designs are refined in several key ways, including smoothing, flattening, and a conglomerating of color pallet. If we look at the collected changes made in Android 12, the otherwise most recent set of emoji look positively mish-mashed and Web 1.0 in style.

Continue Reading

Android may soon get new emojis without waiting for an OS update

Android may soon get new emojis without waiting for an OS update

It seemed for a time that emojis would be the new hieroglyphics that our descendants would scratch their heads at thousands of years into the future. These pictorial representations of emotions, peoples, and objects are lightweight, compared to GIFs and stickers, and are more common across platforms and devices thanks to the Unicode standard that gets updated and enlarged regularly. Unfortunately, smartphone platforms like Android aren't always able to catch up with these changes but Google might be paving the way for updating emojis outside of major Android OTA updates.

Continue Reading

Emoji 13.1 adds seven new emoji, plus tons of skin tone variations

Emoji 13.1 adds seven new emoji, plus tons of skin tone variations

The Unicode Consortium has announced the finalized lineup of emoji for Emoji 13.1, adding a total of seven new images, as well as a huge number of skin tone variants for couples. These new emoji have been listed in the 'Emoji Recently Added v13.1' release on the Unicode website where anyone can browse the additions and their related keywords.

Continue Reading

These new Android 11 emoji are getting the perfect Gboard upgrade

These new Android 11 emoji are getting the perfect Gboard upgrade

Today, as it happens, is World Emoji Day. While that probably doesn't mean a whole lot to most people out there, it means something to Google, which is revealing a number of new emoji that will go live with Android 11 later this year. As you might expect, the inbound emoji include a healthy mix of people, food, animals, and things. There's even a tree stump emoji!

Continue Reading

Unicode Consortium delays new emoji because of coronavirus

Unicode Consortium delays new emoji because of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted a lot, from businesses to supply chains to schools. We're learning today that the outbreak will even impact the roll out of new emoji, with the Unicode Consortium announcing this week that Unicode Standard version 14 will be delayed by six months next year, moving its release from March to September 2021.

Continue Reading

Emoji 13.0 will bring 62 new emoji this year, including bubble tea

Emoji 13.0 will bring 62 new emoji this year, including bubble tea

The Unicode Consortium is gearing up to release Emoji 13.0, the latest batch of emoji that'll eventually be found on smartphones, tablets and more. Emoji fans can expect a total of 62 emoji introduced in 2020, among them being some popular icons of objects like 'bubble tea,' a ladder and boomerang, as well as emoji related to people, animals, and even several insects.

Continue Reading

Twitter DM updates with emoji reactions like iMessage

Twitter DM updates with emoji reactions like iMessage

Twitter suggests that it'll be "sliding into your DMs like [emoji] [emoji] [emoji]" etc this week with an update for the basic app. The update will allow emoji reactions to messages in Twitter - direct messages, specifically - to allow the expansion of the platform to reach ever-closer to the vision held by its maker. Is this the right way to make Twitter an all-encompassing social network?

Continue Reading

Google and Apple preview new emoji for World Emoji Day

Google and Apple preview new emoji for World Emoji Day

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day and here to celebrate are Google and Apple with previews of their own versions of the new emoji. Both companies have taken the wraps off dozens of new emoji that will be offered later this year on Android Q and iOS devices starting this fall. The lineup includes more inclusive emoji, new foods, additional activities, and more.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8