All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Emoji’

Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Email will never die. It’s just too important to both professional and private communication. But email isn’t that fun. Ok, email is absolutely not fun. Google is announcing a couple of Gmail improvements to make it feel “personal and fun!” – emojis and new themes. Gmail has had emoticons for a while, but they’re outdated and pretty terrible. Gmail on …

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Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Today’s the day, folks. The Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – have unleashed Unicode 8.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. According to Unicode, 8.0 “adds a total of 7,716 characters, encompassing six new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to several existing scripts.” But …

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New Emojis: Here’s Next Year’s Batch of 38

In June of 2016, the Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – will unveil Unicode 9.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. And inside, you’ll find 38 new emoji. This new package will include a “selfie” emoji, a “pregnant woman” emoji, and a “cucumber” emoji – so it looks like …

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You Can Now Tweet the Pizza Emoji to Order Pizza

When making your own pizza became too hard, restaurants began making pizza for you. Then, when going to a restaurant to eat pizza became too much of a hassle, delivery joints popped up to bring pizza right to your door. Soon, calling in a pizza order became way too stressful, so delivery pizza joints began allowing online orders. But of …

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Middle Finger Emoji, Everyone’s Most-Desired Emoji, Comes to One Platform

If there’s an emoji that the world needs more than “Reversed hand with middle finger extended”, I sure don’t know what it is. Of course, everyone with a smartphone wants to be able to tell their friends to f*ck off with a single tap, but currently you can’t. Why? Because tech companies like Apple and Google have decided it’s too …

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Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

On Monday, Instagram updated its apps to let users put emoji in hashtags. Emoji is so common on the social network, it only makes sense that Instagram would let people search posts based on smiley faces, high fives, fire, see-no-evil monkeys, and more. I noted that I can’t wait to see the pool of images hashtagged with the poop emoji. …

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Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

Instagram says it plans to start putting out new filters more often. Today, it’s starting with three. Download the latest update to access the new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters. Here’s what those new filters do, according to Instagram: Inspired by weekend adventures outdoors, Lark, Reyes and Juno are a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your …

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Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update

iOS 8.3 is here, and while it comes with a handful of updates, the most exciting is new emoji. Duh. When the beta of the new OS X hit developers hands back in February, we were given a preview at all the new, racially diverse emoji coming to your Apple devices. Now, with today’s release of OX X Yosemite 10.10.3 …

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Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition

UPDATE: Facebook has confirmed it’s removing the option. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove ‘feeling fat’ from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help …

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Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong way – and they want Facebook to remove them. A Change.org petition demanding Facebook remove the “feeling fat” emoji is …

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Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse

Apple’s emoji options are about to get much more diverse. The company has given developers a new beta of OS X, and inside contains a bunch of new, racially diverse emoji characters. In the new build, many of the human emoji now allow users to tap and hold to see options for different skin tones, as such: Apple's iOS 8.3 …

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Hershey’s New Logo: An Unfortunate Coincidence?

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Or in the case of Hershey’s, a kiss is just a kiss. At least, that’s what the company told itself when it made the logical decision to bring its logo into the 21st century. The new version is completely drawn, using colors easily associated with their chocolate products: brown, white, and silver/grey. There’s …

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