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.
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
Unicode has unveiled Emoji 5.0, a list of potential emojis. The new emojis will launch sometime mid-2017.
Internet March 23, 2017
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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
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 teaching users the basics of encryption using emojis in this education game that consists of deciphering messages.
Internet June 30, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
Download these Donald Trump emojis available for iOS to make your texting game great again.
Apps/Software May 20, 2016
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
Twitter is currently divided when it comes to a poll that has broken the Internet regarding three monkey emojis.
Viral May 11, 2016
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
Beyoncé caused an increase use in the lemon emoji on Twitter after the release of her new album 'Lemonade.'
Viral April 29, 2016