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iPadOS 14.5: How to Search for Emoji on iPad

Thursday April 29, 2021 4:17 pm PDT by
Apple introduced a much-requested emoji search feature in iOS 14, meaning iPhone users have been able to search for their favorite emoji for a while now. With the release of iPadOS 14.5, Apple has finally brought parity to its tablet devices by allowing iPad users to do the same thing. Here's how the new emoji search works. Before you follow the steps below, make sure you've enabled emoji in ...

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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iOS 14.2 Emoji: All the New Emoji Found in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:21 pm PST by
Apple released iOS 14.2 which adds 13 new Emoji characters that Apple previewed earlier this year as part of World Emoji Day. New emoji options include ninja, people hugging, black cat, bison, fly, polar bear, blueberries, fondue, bubble tea, and more, with a list below. Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil,...

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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 ...
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Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day With an Emoji-Themed Makeover for iTunes Movies

Monday July 17, 2017 6:21 am PDT by
Today, July 17, is celebrated as World Emoji Day thanks to this day being marked on the iOS "calendar" emoji. In celebration, Apple has updated the iTunes Movies storefront with a new emoji-filled carousel that uses the popular smartphone characters to describe recent film releases, as well as older movies. Some of the films referenced include Kong: Skull Island, Beauty and the Beast, Get Out...
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T-Rex, Vampire, Crazy Face, Zombie, Giraffe, and Pie Among Emoji Included in New Unicode 10 Standard

Tuesday June 20, 2017 2:55 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium today released version 10.0.0 of the Unicode Standard, introducing 56 new emoji characters ranging from crazy face and face with monocle to t-rex, pie, and pretzel. Emoji site Emojipedia has details on all of the new emoji that are included in the update, and has shared a sample image featuring visual representations of the new additions. Some of the new emoji...
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Unicode Proposes Regional Emoji Flags for Next Year

Sunday December 11, 2016 3:41 pm PST by
The Unicode Consortium has announced a proposed update to its emoji documentation that provides support for regional flag emojis. As noted by Emojipedia, the new functionality and guidelines would allow for Apple and other vendors to implement emojis for regions such as U.S. states, Canadian provinces and territories, or countries of the United Kingdom. Flags representing California or...
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T-Rex, Hedgehog, Sandwich, Vampire and Zombie Among Emoji Proposed for 2017's Unicode 10

Thursday November 10, 2016 10:59 am PST by
The Unicode Consortium today published the list of proposed emoji that could potentially be included in Unicode 10, set to be released in 2017, giving us a first glimpse at the emojis we might see included in future iOS updates. Today's proposal includes 51 emoji candidates [PDF], including flying saucer, shocked face with exploding head, face with open mouth vomiting, grinning face with star...
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72 New Emoji Including Bacon, Shrug, Selfie and Face Palm Coming in Unicode 9

Thursday June 2, 2016 4:43 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium recently approved 72 new emoji for inclusion in Unicode 9, set to be released on June 21. New emoji range from expanded smileys and people to new animals, food, and sports. Notable smileys include rolling on the floor laughing, drooling face, and nauseated face, while the people/body category gains shrug, selfie, and face palm. New animal emoji include gorilla, fox face, ...
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Apple Supports Anti-Bullying Campaign With New iOS 9.1 Emoji Symbol

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:29 am PDT by
In betas of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1, Apple added a mysterious emoji symbol consisting of an eye inside of a speech bubble. At the time, it was not clear what purpose the mystery emoji served, but as Wired points out, it's Apple's way of supporting an anti-bullying campaign launched today by the Ad Council. The "I Am A Witness" digital anti-bullying campaign aims to empower teenagers to speak...
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Unicode Consortium Releases Unicode 8 With Taco, Cheese and Unicorn Face Emoji

Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:51 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium today released Unicode 8, the next update to the Unicode Standard that defines special characters and symbols, including emoji. Unicode 8 introduces 7,716 new characters, including six new scripts and new symbols, with letters to support languages in Africa, lowercase Cherokee symbols, and more. Of interest to iPhone and Mac users is the emoji portion of Unicode 8, which ...
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Selfie, Bacon, and Avocado Among Emoji Proposed for Inclusion in 2016's Unicode 9

Friday May 22, 2015 4:31 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium today released a list of 38 emoji characters that are candidates for inclusion in Unicode 9.0, which is set to be released in the middle of 2016. These represent emoji that could be available on iOS and Mac devices in the future. Candidates include a range of different character emoji, from "face with cowboy hat to "drooling face" and "lying face." "Selfie," an emoji...
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Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Emoji to Resemble Apple's Collection

Monday May 4, 2015 8:56 am PDT by
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....
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Apple Continues to Tweak Emojis in Latest iOS 8.3 Beta

Wednesday March 25, 2015 4:59 am PDT by
After introducing all new emoji with skin tone modifiers in iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple continues to make minor tweaks to the emoji library in subsequent beta releases. iOS 8.3 beta 4 released through Apple's public beta testing program on Tuesday now separates default emoji from modified ones when holding them down on the keyboard, and emojis with yellow skin tone now have a matching blond or gold...
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Apple Seeds First iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers With Wireless CarPlay, New Emoji Picker, Apple Pay for China

Monday February 9, 2015 9:32 am PST by
Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 8.3 to registered developers for testing purposes, just a week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 8.2, which is also currently in testing. The beta, build number 12F5027d, also includes Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2. It is not clear at this time what the iOS 8.3 beta introduces, but it likely includes several bug fixes. As a .1 update, it may also...
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OS X 10.10.3 Puts More Focus on Emoji, Lays Groundwork for Skin Tone Modifiers

Friday February 6, 2015 7:17 am PST by
While the featured addition in yesterday's OS X 10.10.3 developer seed was the new Photos app, Apple is addressing other issues with the forthcoming update, and one of these focus areas is emoji, which is seeing several changes and improvements. One immediately evident change is the menu option used to bring up the character palette where emoji and other symbols can be browsed and selected....
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SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS Updated With Emoji, Flow Typing on iPad

Thursday February 5, 2015 8:30 am PST by
SwiftKey is one of the most popular third-party keyboard options on iOS, and today it received a major update adding a highly requested feature -- emoji. Emoji can be accessed by tapping on the smiley at the bottom of the keyboard, and there's also a new predictive emoji tool that learns the most frequently used emoji and suggests them while typing. We've built emoji right into SwiftKey...
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Emoji to Gain Expanded Racial Diversity With Skin Tone Modifier Option in Mid-2015

Tuesday November 4, 2014 9:01 am PST by
The Unicode Consortium has released a technical report (via Emojipedia) detailing a new method for handling the representation of multi-ethnic groups in emoji. Previous guidelines have stated that emoji people be "as neutral as possible regarding race, ethnicity, and gender". Unless the emoji calls out specific gender or racial cues, then a "generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange...
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250 New Emoji Introduced Today, May See Inclusion in Future Versions of iOS

Monday June 16, 2014 2:31 pm PDT by
The Unicode Consortium today announced version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard, which will see the introduction of approximately 250 new emoji that could be included in future versions of the Android and iOS operating systems. According to the Unicode Consortium, the new emoji characters are primarily derived from characters used in the Wingdings and Webdings fonts, as seen in an example image: ...
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Apple Planning to Add More Diversity to Emoji Character Set

Tuesday March 25, 2014 5:34 pm PDT by
Apple has plans to expand its emoji set to include emojis that are non-caucasian, according to Apple’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications, Katie Cotton, who spoke to MTV Act (via The Verge). The company says it is working with the Unicode Consortium to add more characters to its emoji offerings. "Tim forwarded your email to me. We agree with you. Our emoji characters are...