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The World’s Most-Used Emojis in 2021 Revealed: It’s a Tearjerker

[caption id="attachment_364704" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: Unicode Consortium[/caption] According to an emoji usage frequency report from the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, 'tears of joy' was the most used emoji across the globe for 2021, with the 'red heart' emoji coming in at a close second. Here's a complete list of the top 10 most used emojis for...

Google Shares Android 12 Emoji Overhaul Ahead of World Emoji Day

Just in time for World Emoji Day, Google has shared its latest set of emojis for use on Android devices. According to Emojipedia, these updates are coming to Android 12 later in the year but will be made available on Gmail, Google Chat, YouTube Live Chat and Chrome OS this month. Prominent design changes released...

Here’s Your First Look at 217 New Emojis Coming in iOS 14.5

As part of the latest iOS 14.5 beta release, 217 new emojis are being introduced according to Emojipedia, including a heart on fire, an exhaling face, and couples with a mix of skin tones. The changes are a part of the Emoji 13.1 specification announced late last year. Additionally, the Syringe emoji is also being...

New Baby-Feeding Emojis Set to Arrive Fall 2020

A new emoji has been approved, depicting different genders feeding a baby. The new emoji — entitled Person Feeding Baby, along with its gendered variants Woman Feeding Baby and Man Feeding Baby — isn't the first time feeding a baby could be represented in baby form. A few years ago, Unicode approved an emoji depicting a woman breastfeeding....

117 New Emoji Revealed Ahead of World Emoji Day on July 17

Just ahead of this year’s World Emoji Day on July 17, a total of 117 new emoji designs have been announced which will be coming to Android 11 this fall, including a pinched finger for that Italian flair, variations of existing animals, such as a black cat, as well as new animals like polar bears, bison, beavers,...

We’re Not Getting New Emoji in 2021 Due to Unicode 14 Delay

2021 will be a year without any new emoji. ? The Unicode Consortium will be delaying the release of its version 14.0 of Unicode Standard by 6 months due to the coronavirus, according to a blog posted Wednesday. "Under the current circumstances we've heard that our contributors have a lot on their plates at the...

iOS 13.2 Brings 398 New Emoji to iPhones and iPads

Apple has recently rolled out its latest iOS 13.2 update to the general public, which not only brings some interesting camera updates for iPhone 11 owners but also adds 398 new emojis to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. As noted by Emojipedia, Apple has become the first emoji vendor to implement the recommendations of Emoji 12.1....

Apple Omits Taiwan Flag Emoji in Hong Kong in iOS 13.1.2

iPhone and iPad users who have their device region set to Hong Kong now see one less flag on the emoji keyboard as Apple has removed Taiwan's flag from the iOS emoji keyboard in its latest iOS 13.1.2 release in Hong Kong, as pointed out by iOS developer Hiraku Wang (via Emojipedia). The source, however, notes...

Apple’s Emoji Font Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Today

Apple’s iconic emoji font on iOS, which is officially called the 'Apple Color Emoji’, made its debut as part of iPhone OS 2.2 on November 21, 2008, and is turning 10 years old today (via Emojipedia). Containing 471 emojis, it was originally created only for the Japanese market by three designers — Raymond Sepulveda, Angela Guzman, and Ollie Wagner. One...

You Can Now Create an Emoji that Looks Like You With Google’s Gboard

While users have previously been able to create illustrated stickers based on their selfies in Google’s ‘Gboard’ keyboard app, the new “Emoji Minis” now allow the creation of emoji-sized stickers that look like you, once again using Google’s advanced machine learning techniques. “Emoji Minis are designed for those who may have stared into the eyes of emoji and not...

Emojipedia Shares a Sneak Peak at the Upcoming Emoji 12 Revision

As pointed out by the folks over at Emojipedia, the list of emoji candidates in today’s announcement of Emoji 12.0 beta has given us a preview of what we can expect in the final emoji list of 2019. In addition to focusing on gender and skin tone combinations, the release will include new emojis, including flamingo, white heart, kite, and...

Apple Responds to Complaints, Fixes the Bagel Emoji in iOS 12.1 Beta

Emojipedia reports today Apple has fixed the bagel emoji in iOS 12.1 beta 4, now making it look actually delicious: When Apple first released the new emoji support in iOS 12.1 beta 2, many were quick to criticize the bagel. “What midwestern bagel factory did this bagel come out of?” asked Nikita Richardson of Grub...