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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…