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How to Use Emoji on Mac

Friday November 8, 2019 6:52 pm PST by
Emoji gained currency in electronic communications thanks to phone texting, but you don't need to be on your iPhone to insert these now-iconic facial expressions in your text – you can use them on Mac, too. This fact may come as a surprise to some Mac users, as it's not exactly obvious how to access them in macOS, but it's actually very easy, as the following steps show. How to Use Emoji...

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Apple Previews New Emoji Coming in 2020 Like Ninja, Piñata, Bubble Tea, Dodo, Tamale and More

Thursday July 16, 2020 2:21 pm PDT by
Tomorrow marks World Emoji Day, and in celebration of the event, Apple has shared a preview of upcoming 2020 emojis that will be added to iPhones, iPads, and Macs with Emojipedia. Emojis coming in 2020 are part of the Emoji 13 update, which includes the following emoji options: Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person...

Unicode Consortium Delays Emoji 14 Update for Six Months, Emoji 13 Characters Not Affected

Wednesday April 8, 2020 3:59 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium today announced that it is delaying version 14 of the Unicode Standard by six months, and the delay will affect emoji that were scheduled to be included as part of the update. Unicode 13 Emoji image via Emojipedia "Under the current circumstances we've heard that our contributors have a lot on their plates at the moment and decided it was in the best interests of our...

New Emojis Coming in 2020 Include Polar Bear, Bubble Tea, Teapot, Seal, Feather, Dodo, Black Cat, Magic Wand and More

Wednesday January 29, 2020 12:07 pm PST by
The Unicode Consortium today announced the finalized Emoji 13 characters that will be introduced alongside Unicode 13 in 2020, and which will eventually be adopted by Apple for use on the iPhone, iPad, Macs, and more. There are a total of 62 new emojis included in the Emoji 13 update, such as smiling face with tear, polar bear, seal, bubble tea, pickup truck, fondue, teapot, magic wand,...

Unicode Consortium Makes Submitting Emoji Proposals Simpler With Redesigned Website

Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:02 am PDT by
In celebration of World Emoji Day today, the Unicode Consortium has announced the launch of a redesigned website aimed at making it easier for anyone to submit a proposal for a new emoji. For those unfamiliar with the Unicode Consortium, it is the nonprofit organization that maintains text standards to support the world's written languages across all devices, which includes emoji characters. ...

😂 😘 and ❤️ Named Most Popular Emoji in New Adobe Study

Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00 am PDT by
Today is World Emoji Day, and in celebration of emojis, Adobe released its 2019 Emoji Trend Report, giving us some insight into the most popular emoji characters that people are using. For its report, Adobe surveyed 1,000 emoji users in the United States. The most popular emoji was the laughing face with tears of joy (😂), while the heart (❤️) came in second and the face blowing a kiss (😘) was...

Waffle, Flamingo, Otter, Sloth, Skunk, and Garlic Among New Emojis Coming to iOS in 2019

Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:39 am PST by
More than 200 new emojis will be coming to iOS later this year, with the Unicode Consortium officially approving the final 2019 emoji list. Emojipedia has a full list of all the emoji we can expect to see in 2019, including flamingo, otter, waffle, sloth, white heart, people holding hands, ice cube, snorkel, orangutan, juice box, falafel, and more. The 2019 emoji lineup will introduce new ...

Today is the 10th Anniversary of Emoji on iPhone

Wednesday November 21, 2018 5:35 am PST by
On November 21, 2008, Apple released iPhone OS 2.2 to users in Japan, introducing an emoji keyboard and emoji characters for the first time ever on an iPhone. At the time, the latest iPhone to be released was the iPhone 3G, which launched in June 2008 with iPhone OS 2. The emoji keyboard in 2008 (left) vs 2018 (right), via Jeremy Burge/Emojipedia Emojipedia has provided an in-depth look today ...

New 2019 Emoji Candidates Include Service Dog, Deaf Person and More Couples

Thursday August 9, 2018 1:32 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium is working on the list of emojis that will be added to Unicode 12 in 2019, and today Emojipedia shared some details on new emoji candidates that have been suggested for inclusion. New candidates for Unicode 12 include service dog, deaf people, and mixed race couples. Because the list of emojis has not yet been finalized, these new emoji candidates won't be included...

Apple Highlights Upcoming 2018 Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day

Monday July 16, 2018 10:17 am PDT by
World Emoji Day kicks off on July 17, and in celebration of the event, Apple today shared details on new emoji that are coming to iOS devices "later this year" as part of the Unicode 11 emoji release. Apple plans to introduce 70 new emoji characters later this year, with new options for red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and no hair, along with smiley faces that include cold face, party face,...

Apple's New Memoji vs. Samsung's AR Emoji

Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:05 pm PDT by
After Apple unveiled Animoji when the iPhone X debuted last September, Samsung introduced its own version, the more human-like and customizable AR Emoji. Not to be outdone, Apple in iOS 12 introduced Memoji, a new version of Animoji that can be customized to look just like you. Given the similarities between AR Emoji and Memoji, we thought we'd compare the two and give our readers an idea of...

2019 Emoji Candidates Include Flamingo, White Heart, Diving Mask, Axe, and More

Friday June 1, 2018 5:41 am PDT by
Ahead of the impending arrival of Unicode 11 on June 5, Emojipedia today published an article about all of the emoji characters that will be launching on Apple devices later this year. While these characters were known, the site also looked forward a bit and briefly detailed what users can expect from Unicode 12 coming in March 2019. On the short list for impending release in 2019 are the...

Apple Submits New Accessibility Emojis to Unicode Consortium

Friday March 23, 2018 11:15 am PDT by
Apple today submitted a new proposal [PDF] to the Unicode Consortium, suggesting the committee introduce a series of accessibility emojis in future Unicode releases. As outlined by Emojipedia, Apple has suggested emojis that include a guide dog, a hearing aid, a prosthetic arm and leg, sign language, a person in a wheelchair, and a person with a cane. Apple's full list of proposed emojis can...

Here Are 150+ New Emoji Coming to iPhones and iPads Later This Year

Wednesday February 7, 2018 11:37 am PST by
The Unicode Consortium today announced it has finalized a new set of 157 emoji that companies like Apple will be able to implement later this year. There are actually only 77 new emoji in total, as some have multiple skin tones. Jeremy Burge, who runs the popular emoji-themed website Emojipedia, has shared sample images of every new emoji in an Apple-like style to show how they might look on ...

Developers Report Recent Enforcement of Stricter Rules for Emoji Use in iOS Apps

Wednesday February 7, 2018 5:51 am PST by
Over the past few weeks, iOS app developers have been sharing stories on Twitter about their apps getting rejected by Apple's App Review team because emojis were used in "non-keyboard based situations." So if an app displayed an emoji in its user interface, where the user did not type it in with a keyboard, Apple said it was not complying with its trademark and Apple Emoji imagery guidelines....

Former Apple Intern Looks Back at Designing First Apple Emoji in 2008

Thursday January 11, 2018 10:23 am PST by
Back in 2008, Angela Guzman was a graphic design student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and an intern at Apple, where she joined the iPhone team and worked alongside another Apple designer, Raymond, to come up with the first 500 emoji characters that were available on the iPhone. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her internship, Guzman has taken a look back at her time at Apple ...

iMessage Has Emoji-Related Bug Dating Back Several iOS Versions

Thursday December 14, 2017 11:37 am PST by
Apple released iOS 11.2.1 on Wednesday with multiple bug fixes, but an emoji-related issue continues to affect the Messages app on iOS devices. The bug happens as follows: start a fresh conversation with a new recipient in the Messages app, send a single emoji as the first message, and much of the interface will essentially go blank with the top menu disappearing. The glitch effectively...

Apple May Add Reversible Emoji in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Next Year

Tuesday December 5, 2017 5:20 am PST by
The Unicode Consortium has proposed new guidelines that would allow for reversible emoji. In other words, emojis such as a car or train that currently face to the left or right only would be able to face either direction. Reversible emoji mockup via Emojipedia Apple and other vendors would be able to choose which emoji can be reversible on their devices, if any, according to their...

Apple Says 'Face With Tears of Joy' is Most Popular Emoji in United States Among English Speakers

Friday November 3, 2017 5:43 am PDT by
Apple has revealed that "face with tears of joy" is the most popular emoji among English speakers in the United States. The face topped Apple's list of the top 10 emoji, ahead of a red heart, loudly crying face, heart eyes face, face throwing a kiss, face with rolling eyes, skull, smiling face with smiling eyes, weary face, and thinking face. Apple's chart isn't labeled, much to the...

Frowning Poo and 66 Other New Emojis Proposed for Potential Release in 2018's Unicode 11

Friday August 4, 2017 5:19 am PDT by
While the new emojis of Unicode 10 have yet to launch, Unicode President Mark Davis this week revealed a collection of new emojis have been added as "draft candidates" for potential release in Unicode 11 in 2018 (via Emojipedia). The news came out of the quarterly Unicode Technical Committee meeting, and up next the Unicode Consortium will decide on the list of final candidates at its Q4 2017...

Apple Highlights New Batch of Emoji Coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS Later This Year

Monday July 17, 2017 7:17 am PDT by
After first giving iTunes an emoji-themed makeover, Apple is continuing its celebration of World Emoji Day with a preview of all-new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later in 2017. The new emoji previewed today by Apple include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Sandwich, Coconut, T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie, Elf, Star-Struck, Exploding Head, and more. All of the ...