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Where do emojis come from? How the firecracker exploded onto emoji keyboards

Where do emojis come from? How the firecracker exploded onto emoji keyboards

You probably send dozens of emojis during any given day -- but have you ever stopped to wonder where emojis come from, or who designs them? Go behind the scenes of the process of building an emoji
Emoji 12.1 adds 168 characters including bald and red-headed variants

Emoji 12.1 adds 168 characters including bald and red-headed variants

The Unicode Consortium has released Emoji 12.1, and with it, 168 new emoji. Well, they're not entirely new; the majority are variations on existing emoji to provide greater flexibility when selecting
Google shows off its new emoji designs that will debut with Android Q

Google shows off its new emoji designs that will debut with Android Q

The Unicode Consortium codified 230 new symbols — well, 65 new symbols plus many skin tone, color, and gender variants — as part of its Emoji 12.0 update released back in March. But it does takes a
Proposing your own

Proposing your own

The Unicode Consortium has redesigned its website to be more appealing and understandable for the general public, just in time for World Emoji Day.
Unicode Consortium Makes Submitting Emoji Proposals Simpler With Redesigned Website

Unicode Consortium Makes Submitting Emoji Proposals Simpler With Redesigned Website

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
Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Variants of the Afro emoji that Rhianna Jones and Kerrilyn Gibson have proposed.
Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Variants of the Afro emoji that Rhianna Jones and Kerrilyn Gibson have proposed.
Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Variants of the Afro emoji that Rhianna Jones and Kerrilyn Gibson have proposed.
Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Afro Emojis Don’t Exist. These Women Want to Change That.

Variants of the Afro emoji that Rhianna Jones and Kerrilyn Gibson have proposed.
[Update: Unicode 12.0 officially out] Unicode's final Emoji 12.0 selections include a sloth, a falafel plate, and a lot more diversity

[Update: Unicode 12.0 officially out] Unicode's final Emoji 12.0 selections include a sloth, a falafel plate, and a lot more diversity

Update 1: 2019/03/06 10:40am PST Roughly nine months after announcing a list of 104 candidates for Emoji 12.0, the Unicode Consortium has revealed its 59 final selections, which will release March
Your emoji game is getting a big upgrade with 230 new additions this year

Your emoji game is getting a big upgrade with 230 new additions this year

There are thousands of emojis, but they could still be a whole lot more inclusive to a wider range of people. The Unicode Consortium approved 230 new emojis, which are set to roll out to users in the

New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More

The new emojis and variants, which emphasize inclusivity, are expected to come out later this year, the organization that sets standards for emoji compatibility announced.

New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More

The new emojis and variants, which emphasize inclusivity, are expected to come out later this year, the organization that sets standards for emoji compatibility announced.

New Emojis Are Coming: Interracial Couples, Guide Dogs, Falafel and More

The new emojis and variants, which emphasize inclusivity, are expected to come out later this year, the organization that sets standards for emoji compatibility announced.
Sloths, Otters, and Waffles Lead Crop of New Emojis in 2019
Sloths, Otters, and Waffles Lead Crop of New Emojis in 2019
Unicode's final Emoji 12.0 selections include a sloth, a falafel plate, and a lot more diversity

Unicode's final Emoji 12.0 selections include a sloth, a falafel plate, and a lot more diversity

Roughly nine months after announcing a list of 104 candidates for Emoji 12.0, the Unicode Consortium has revealed its 59 final selections, which will release March 5th. As with its predecessors, the
New emoji in 2019 could feature more diversity, including couple variations

New emoji in 2019 could feature more diversity, including couple variations

Each year, a swathe of new emoji are released into the world, and next year's batch features more diversity than ever. The Unicode Consortium, the organisation in charge of selecting what emoji gets
New 2019 Emoji Candidates Include Service Dog, Deaf Person and More Couples

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

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