Tag: Emoji

Hershey's Redesigning Chocolate Bar For The First Time In History

Hershey's is changing its classic milk chocolate bar for the first time in history. The company is set to incorporate emojis on their treats to represent emotions and foster sharing.

Life & Style May 16, 2019

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day By Unveiling Over 70 New Emojis In iOS 12

Apple is making it an annual tradition to preview new iOS emojis during World Emoji Day. New emojis coming to iOS 12 include more hair options, smiley faces with a wider range of emotions, and additional animal and food icons.

Apple July 17, 2018

Google Changes Salad Emoji By Removing The Egg To Make It Friendly For Vegans

Google removed the egg from its salad emoji so that it can be more inclusive to vegans. The company received a complaint from a user about the egg.

Google June 7, 2018

How Teachers Are Using Emojis To Help Students Learn About Shakespeare

Some educators are incorporating emojis into lesson plans to teach students about Shakespeare. Other educators oppose the concept, saying that it will cause students to fall behind.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 18, 2018

New Emoji Slider Sticker On Instagram Version 44 Is A Fun Way To Poll Friends

On Thursday, May 10, Instagram released a new emoji slider sticker feature into its platform. The new feature puts a fun spin to polling with more nuanced questions for users and their friends.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Google Also Changes Android’s Gun Emoji To A Water Pistol

Google updates Android’s gun emoji to look like a water pistol years after Apple did the same thing. Google is one of the later companies to adapt the new design into its software.

Google April 26, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Is Now Getting The Donald Duck AR Emoji

Disney and Samsung confirmed a new update for the Galaxy S9's AR Emoji feature. Donald Duck finally joins Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with more familiar characters to come in the future.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 17, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Feature Stereo Speakers And 3D Emoji: Report

Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks and rumors are piling up and a new report claimed the new flagship will feature stereo speakers and 3D emoji. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will debut on Feb. 25.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 14, 2018

Reversible Emoji Could Hit iOS Next Year Along With Redheads, Superheroes, And More

The latest guidelines from the Unicode Consortium feature reversible emoji, which could make their way to devices next year. Other notable candidates include superheroes, redheads, supervillains, puppy-eyed faces, and more.

Internet December 6, 2017

Google Clears Up The Cheeseburger Emoji Debate And Then Some With Android 8.1 Oreo

Google has concluded the big cheeseburger emoji debate, putting the slice of cheese on top of the patty instead of on the bottom bun. This highly anticipated fix is coming in Android 8.1 Oreo.

Google November 29, 2017

The Google Cheeseburger Emoji Debate Is Ripping Up The Internet: Here's What It's All About

A debate involving the Google cheeseburger emoji has started ripping up the internet. Here's what the fuss is all about, and how you can join in on the fun like Google CEO Sundar Pichai did.

Google October 29, 2017

Proposed Emojis For Unicode 11.0 Include Drunk Face, Llama, And Sad Poop

Unicode has now announced 67 new proposed emoji for Unicode 11, due in June 2018. The list includes many items, including a kangaroo, a flat shoe, and a frowning pile of poo.

Apps/Software August 5, 2017

Apple's World Emoji Day Celebration Has New Emojis Heading To iOS, macOS, And watchOS Devices

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple has unveiled a new set of emojis that will arrive later this year across Apple devices. The company also converted some film titles on the iTunes Store into emojis.

Apple July 17, 2017

Unicode 10 To Come With 56 Emojis For iPhones Everywhere, Including A T-Rex And The Colbert Emoji

Unicode 10 has now officially rolled out, finalizing the code points required for new emoji support. It’s now up to vendors such as Google, Apple, or Microsoft to support them via their next software updates.

Apps/Software June 22, 2017

Say Goodbye To Those Weird Android Emoji Blobs: Google Will Introduce Redesigned Emojis In Android O

After being introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat, the weird emoji blobs of the mobile operating system will finally be replaced in Android O. The biggest change that Google made is the shape, which will become circular like most emojis.

Google May 18, 2017

Facebook Comments Get Reactions, But Do They Improve Or Kill Communication?

Facebook has started rolling out reactions for comments on both the desktop and mobile versions of the site. Will this move improve communication or hinder it?

Internet May 5, 2017

Modern Architecture: Dutch Building Has Emojis As Gargoyles Of The Internet Age

A building in Dutch city Amersfoort sports a unique design: one of its sides has 22 emoji gargoyles. The architect used the iconic digital symbols in a bid to memorialize the current age and contemporary society.

Life & Style April 25, 2017

Hush, Mind-Blown, Broccoli: All These And More As New Emojis Gets Revealed

Unicode has unveiled Emoji 5.0, a list of potential emojis. The new emojis will launch sometime mid-2017.

Internet March 23, 2017

Like It Or Not: Facebook Tests 'Dislike' Reaction Button On Messenger

Facebook is reportedly trying out the popular-but-non-existent 'Dislike' button. The social media network will put the button in its Messenger app.

Apps/Software March 6, 2017

EatMessage Is The Emoji Food Fight Game For iMessage Starring Your Selfie

A new game called ‘EatMessage’ launched in the iMessage App Store that uses augmented reality to have the player’s selfie dodging and eating emojis.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

iOS 10.2 Features: Latest Update Brings New Emoji, TV App And More: Here's What You Get

Apple has officially released iOS 10.2 for the general public, adding a slew of new tricks and improvements. The update brings more than 100 new emoji, a new TV app, single sign-on for cable TV, new wallpapers, a videos app widget and more, so here's what you get.

Apple December 13, 2016

Google Allo Ups Emoji Game: Update Brings Smart Emoji Button, Fantastic Beasts Stickers And Chat Themes

Google has added a new update to Allo, its smart messaging app for Android and iOS. Users can now enjoy a smart emoji button that offers emoji and sticker predictions, as well as new chat themes to spice things up.

Google November 16, 2016

Apple Makes Things Right, Restores Peach Butt Emoji Via iOS 10.2 Beta 3

Due to public furor, Apple has brought back the controversial peach emoji it recently redesigned in a beta version of the iOS 10. It only got a bit more shiny and realistic.

Apple November 16, 2016

Apple Releases iOS 10.2 Beta 1: New Emojis, Preserve Settings Option For Camera, Videos App Widget And Many More

After launching iOS 10.1.1, Apple released the first beta of iOS 10.2 to developers. Among the things in the latest iOS version are new emojis, a Preserve Settings feature for the Camera app and a widget for the Videos app.

Apple November 1, 2016

Android 7.1 Nougat Update Will Bring Tons Of New Emojis To Enjoy

Unicode 9 is up and and running and Google took full advantage of it in the form of a new emoji list. The library now offers multiple skin tone choices, gender choices for professions and new relevant symbols.

Apps/Software October 28, 2016

There Are Finally Interracial Couple Emojis Thanks to The 'Love-Moji' App

Love-Moji brings ways to express interracial heterosexual and same-sex relationships via emojis to iOS and social media users.

Life & Style October 5, 2016

WhatsApp Clones Snapchat Creative Tools: Enhance WhatsApp Photos And Videos With Writing, Doodles And Emoji

If imitation is a form of flattery, Snapchat should be proud. WhatsApp's latest update just copied Snapchat's creative tools, now allowing users to write, doodle or add emojis to photos and videos.

Apps/Software October 4, 2016

WhatsApp Getting New Snapchat-Like Features: Drawings And Stickers Coming Soon

The new WhatsApp update introduced in its latest beta version for Android has features similar to Snapchat's functionalities. Changes also include tweaks to the app's proprietary camera interface.

Apps/Software September 12, 2016

Apple Proposes To Add Five Job-Related Emojis: Artist, Astronaut, Firefighter, Judge And Pilot

Apple proposed to add five new job-related emojis to the Unicode Emoji Version 4.0 update, specifically for an artist, an astronaut, a firefighter, a judge and a pilot. All emojis will come with male and female versions.

Apple August 25, 2016

Apple’s iOS 10 Update Will Feature 100 New Emojis With Focus On Female Athletes And Professionals

Apple’s fall software update for iPhones and iPads iOS 10 will include more than 100 new emojis, including more representations for females and redesigns of existing characters.

Apps/Software August 1, 2016

Snapchat Launches Bitmojis Months After Bitstrip Acquisition: Here’s How To Set Up And Use The Personalized Emojis In Snaps And Chats

Snapchat finally added support for Bitmojis after it acquired the app’s company Bitstrip back in March. Here’s how to set up and use the personalized avatars in Snapchat.

Apps/Software July 19, 2016

Google’s New Working Women Emojis Are Approved: Android Users Can Soon Use The Female Coder, Scientist, Mechanic And More

Unicode approved 11 new emojis proposed by Google that feature more diverse professions for men and women in all skin tones.

Apps/Software July 15, 2016

Disney Emojis Are Finally Here With The Launch Of This Magically Addicting Mobile Game

Disney launched a new mobile game on Thursday, July 14, called ‘Disney Emoji Blitz’ that allows players to collect and unlock emojis of popular Disney and Pixar characters to be used in text messages.

Apps/Software July 14, 2016

Attention iOS 10 Beta Testers: Apple Unveils Animated Emojis For iMessage

Beginning with iOS 10, developers will be able to use the new Messages API to create animated emojis for iMessage. Apple has released four sticker packs that iOS 10 beta testers can now try out.

Apple July 4, 2016

Mozilla Is Breaking Down The Basics Of Encryption With The Help Of Emojis

Mozilla is teaching users the basics of encryption using emojis in this education game that consists of deciphering messages.

Internet June 30, 2016

Unicode 9 Is Here With 72 New Emoji: Selfie, Face Palm, ROFL And More

The latest Unicode 9 standard rolled out just as scheduled, adding a slew of new options. New emoji include a face palm, rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL), drooling face, selfie, avocado and many more - 72 in total.

Apps/Software June 23, 2016

Here's The Reason Why There Will Be No Rifle Emoji

The Unicode Consortium removed the rifle emoji from its latest emoji update after hearing opposition from Apple and Microsoft. Code for the rifle will still exist but only as a black-and-white symbol, so it won't be supported on devices.

Apps/Software June 18, 2016

AI-Powered Dango Suggests The Perfect Emoji For Your Conversations

Exciting news for emoji users out there! The Dango app has been built specifically for your daily messaging needs, suggesting related emojis (and even GIFS!) to capture the essence of your messages in one perfect emoticon.

Apps/Software June 13, 2016

72 New Emojis Will Be Released This Month, Including An Avocado, Pregnant Woman And Selfie

Unicode 9.0 will include 72 new emojis, such as an avocado, bacon, pancakes, a pregnant woman, a shrug and selfie, when it's released on June 21.

Apps/Software June 3, 2016

It Has Come To This: Bible Translated To Emoji Now In App Store As 'Scripture 4 Millenials'

The Bible has had many different interpretations over the years, and now a version with emojis exists. Meet 'Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millenials,' an e-book translation for iOS that lets users peruse the adventures of Noah, Jesus and Abraham in a very contemporary way.

Apps/Software May 31, 2016

Bro, You Need To Download This New Emoji App

Bromoji is the emoji keyboard app made specifically for guys who want to bro out over texts. The app is available now for iOS users.

Life & Style May 25, 2016

These Trump Emojis Will Help You Make Texting Great Again

Download these Donald Trump emojis available for iOS to make your texting game great again.

Apps/Software May 20, 2016

SwiftKey Unveils Swiftmoji, A Predictive Keyboard That Will Give You The Best Emoji To Use

SwiftKey is working on Swiftmoji, a predictive keyboard that uses artificial intelligence to suggest the best emoji for users to insert into their messages. The app will also suggest words with personalized predictions.

Apps/Software May 19, 2016

These 3 Monkey Emojis Caused A Major Twitter Debate

Twitter is currently divided when it comes to a poll that has broken the Internet regarding three monkey emojis.

Viral May 11, 2016

Google Presents Professional Women Emoji To Support Gender Equality

Employees at Google have submitted a proposal before the Unicode Consortium for the approval of 13 new emojis. These emojis represent professional women at the workplace and are in a bid to support gender equality.

Life & Style May 11, 2016

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