Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Emoji to Resemble Apple's Collection

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Microsoft has included several redesigned emoji in Windows 10 that resemble Apple's emoji found on iPhone, iPad and Mac, including a wide range of faces and even the "sassy" information desk person (via Emojipedia). The update also includes skin tone modifiers, the middle finger, a new haircut emoji and more, although country flags are still not supported on the upcoming operating system.

Apple vs Microsoft Emojis
Windows 10 is currently available in beta for developers and is expected to be released to the public in July. The latest version of Windows will deliver a unified experience and platform integration that will make it easy to put one device down and continue where you left off on another device. The software update will be free for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users for the first year.

Many emoji character sets have been incorporated into Unicode, resulting in the icons being standardized across multiple platforms such as iOS, Android, OS X and Windows. The exact appearance of emojis is then left up to companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Twitter to decide. In this case, Microsoft's redesigned emoji and the addition of skin tone modifiers is more uniform with Apple's collection.

Top Rated Comments

thekeyring Avatar
75 months ago
Aren't Emoji's cross platform? So Windows, Android, OS X, iOS etc all need to have similar emoticons or what one user sends to another will be understandable?

I don't want to sent :roll eyes: and have it come through as :mad:
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crosscreek Avatar
75 months ago
They also include these.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jasoco Avatar
75 months ago
First off, they don't look anywhere similar.

Secondly, they're Emoji. They're supposed to be similar so everyone knows what you're trying to say.

Third, I'm pretty sure Apple didn't invent the yellow circular face smiley.

At least they look better than Android's green robots.

Also, I hate that the FaceBook and Twitter websites force themselves to show their own custom versions instead of Apple's.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryuok Avatar
75 months ago
Isn't that the point?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MasterRyu2011 Avatar
75 months ago
I actually prefer the Windows 10 versions. Kudos to Microsoft for getting it right.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JasonElise1983 Avatar
75 months ago
Glad to see MS Paint still getting some use
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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