Emoji

New Emoji, Including Woman in a Headscarf and a Breast-Feeding Woman, Debut on Twitter Desktop

This update is long overdue.<p>Insert *heart-eyes emoji* here, because your text messages are about to get a whole lot more inclusive.<p>On Wednesday, Emojipedia (AKA, your source for any and all things emoji-related) confirmed that the new emoji the world has been waiting for since mid-March are <i>finally</i> …

Male and Female

Twitter updates its emoji set with full Emoji 5.0 support

Twitter designer Bryan Haggerty has shared today that the social media platform has updated its emoji to include all of the new images available with the Emoji 5.0 release.<p>Twitter’s custom set of emoji, called Twemoji has been updated today to version 2.3. This update brings all of the 69 new …

iOS

Which emoji was a fashion favourite on the Cannes 2017 red carpet?

If Coco Chanel was right when she said, “Fashion has to do with (…) the way we live, and what is happening,” then #SayItWithAnEmoji is easily the …

Fashion

Several People Are Coding

Slack is transitioning its web client to React. When Slack was first built, our frontend consisted of established technologies like jQuery and …

JavaScript

The surprising reason you should always use emojis when texting your partner

One expert believes it could help save relationships...<p>Whether it's a simple smiley or the dancing lady, it's safe to say that emojis have made their …

Relationships

Twitter gets the magnificent trio of shade-throwing emoji

Twitter is expanding its emoji lineup to include “all the new emoji” (aka Emoji 5.0), designer Bryan Haggerty announced via the site today. Sadly the update hasn’t rolled out to every user yet, and it’s worth double-checking that you have the latest updates to Twitter apps for your device of choice.<p>…

Social Media

You can now monitor exactly how lame your emoji game has become

Bad news, fam: Your favorite emoji could very well be passé. 😟.<p>Emoji authority Emojipedia just released a handy new feature to help you check in on how popular your favorite pictograph is, and how much it's been used over time. The trend tracker, which was announced in a blog post by emoji king …

iOS

In Israel, Squirrel, Comet Emoji Signal Intent to Rent

This message cost one couple $2,230<p>A picture is worth a thousand words. But an emoji may be worth a thousand dollars.<p>An Israeli judge recently ruled …

Geek

Couple fined $2200 over emoji they used in a message 😬

We are checking all our texts veeery carefully rn<p>A judge in Israel has ruled in favour of a landlord who said that he was misled by the emoji used by …

Lifestyle

Judge Rules a Couple Owes Money Because of 'Misleading' Emoji

Be careful what you say with emojis in text messages — because the expressive little emoticons could be used against you in a court of law. That's …

New emoji tool lets you know when your favorite symbol is no longer cool

Emojipedia has a new tool to track which of your favorite icons are having their moment in the sun, and which symbols are slowly going the way of the fax machine emoji. With the new “trends” feature, Emojipedia pulls data from Google Trends and builds graphs, going back five years, to show the …

Apple

Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs

The divisive icons have become a mainstay of Android, but now they’re being retired in favour of more conventional smiley faces<p>The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.<p>First introduced in 2013 with Android …

Technology

How emojis can save your relationship - and help men understand what women mean

They have become ubiquitous on computers and smartphones. From the bog standard smiley face to halos, aeroplanes and deep-fried prawns, emojis are now used by an estimated 90 per cent of the world’s internet users - 3.2 billion people.<p>But one of Britain’s leading experts in language and …

Relationships

Does The Popularity Of Emoji Mean We Are Getting Dumber?

Does the rise and rise of emoji mean we are getting less smart? No, it doesn’t. The function of emoji is to fulfill some of the non-verbal …

Body Language

Emojis: 7 Ways They Will Grow Your Business

Emojis—heart-shaped eyes and twinkling hearts might not seem like much, but to millennials, they’re everything.<p>Ninety-two percent of online consumers use emojis, while 30% of millennials can’t go a day without using them. Die-hard emoji users say “emojis express their feelings more accurately than …

Marketing

Apple’s emoji autocomplete thinks all CTOs are men

The patriarchy has infiltrated your keyboard.<p>As Slack engineer Erica Baker pointed out on Twitter, when you type "CTO" into iMessage, the predictive …

Apple

The power of emojis in marketing and how to use them efficiently

Did you know: Over six billion emojis are shared every day!<p>Clearly, using emojis within messages, tweets, and all kinds of communication has become very popular over recent years, particularly on mobile devices where emoji buttons and keyboards have become quite ubiquitous.<p>But what if you’re …

iOS

Here's why there are so many 'useless' emoji

Emoji are weird. While there are enough of them that people somehow manage to use them for entire conversations, there always seem to be odd omissions. Why are there about 10 different types of trains, for instance, but there is no disco ball? Why did it take until 2017 to approve a dinosaur …

Unicode

Redesigning Android Emoji

Learn how Google reimagined over 2,000 emoji characters — all in the interest of expression.<p>Since the days of Android KitKat, our emoji have grown to …

Digital Design

Google to ditch its ugly 'blob' emojis for round faces

Google announced Thursday it will replace its oft-criticized "blob emojis" with traditional round faces used on other mobile devices and email …

Pacman

Redheads rejoice as ginger emoji could be coming to smartphones in 2018

As many as 21,833 supporters have signed a petition urging Apple and Unicode to add the redhead emoji.<p>If you don't think there's enough emoji …

Hair

Redhead, Afro, and Bald Emojis Proposed for 2018

People with ginger hair, or without any hair on their head at all for that matter, may finally get their own emojis as soon as 2018. The Emojipedia …

Hair

Google’s 18-Month Quest To Redesign Its Terrible Emoji

Google is notorious for having some of the worst emoji on the planet. Now it’s righting its wrongs–and taking on gender stereotypes, too.<p>We’ve all been there. On Android or Gchat or Gmail, you try to send a crying emoji, or a grin. Basic stuff, really. But when you click the icon, you’re suddenly …

Android O

Those weird Android emojis are getting a facelift

Nobody will mourn their strange melty faces<p>Emojiologists* will tell you that sending a simple grinning face between operating systems is fraught with …

Google Docs

Google kills its hideous blob emojis

If you've ever received an emoji that looked like a half-melted yellow marshmallow with a face, you can blame Google.<p>Good news, Gmail, Hangouts and Android fans: Google is (finally) revamping its emoji lineup. They'll no longer look like mutant lemon gumdrops that spent too much time in the sun.<p>The …

Bart Simpson

Instead of Semicolons, What if You Could Code with… Dragons?

An Adventure into the Magical Lands of Node.js, TypeScript, and Dragon Emoji 🐉<p>While attending Jazoon Tech Days conference last week (which was great …

JavaScript

Google has redesigned its strange Android blob emoji

If you own an Android phone, you're probably familiar with Google's unconventional emoji.<p>They're slightly blob-shaped and alien-like. Some of them are downright scary, others have a quirky charm to their squished expressions. They certainly don't look neatly rounded and human, like Apple's iOS …

Google

Moto Emoji For iPhone

When professional motocross racers retire, many often find jobs working within the industry. Whether it be as team managers, trainers, or even riding …

Motocross

Why Do Emoji Make Me Nostalgic for 1990s Sitcom Fashion?

The Information Desk Woman is definitely sporting the Rachel.<p>Sometimes, at the gynecologist’s or before a job interview, I get cozy with my iPhone, open iMessage — and swipe through emoji. Just swipe and look. Do we all do this? I like to think so. That slick red high heel. Those sweet little …

All the Ways Emoji Can Ruin Your Social Life

sad face emoji<p>It's 2017, which means the amount of fluent emoji users in the world may now actually outnumber English speakers. Whether you feel angry-face emoji or heart-eyes emoji about this, it's getting harder to deny emojis have irreversibly changed our day-to-day communication.<p>Just look at …

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