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These were the most popular emojis of 2021 according to the Unicode Consortium

With the end of the year quickly approaching, the Unicode Consortium is out with a fun study today showing off the emojis that were used most throughout 2021. While the smiley/emotion category was the most popular overall, the new report breaks down nine different emoji categories by the most and least used.

emoji Stories September 15

Emoji 14.0 draft renderings by Joshua Jones

The draft candidates for the Unicode Consortium’s Emoji 14.0 release are up for approval and Emojipedia has shared a great look at many of the new emoji that could come to iPhone over the next year. Seven new faces are in the mix like melting face and face with peeking eye, with other candidates including heart hands, person with crown, troll, low battery, x-ray, biting lip, and many more.

Update 9/15: Unicode 14.0/Emoji 14.0 has been finalized with the list remaining the same from the draft we first saw back in July.

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emoji Stories July 16

World Emoji Day: Vote for ‘Most 2021 Emoji,’ sponsor an emoji, most popular emoji of the year

World Emoji Day is Saturday, July 17 and in honor of the occasion we’ve rounded up a number of ways to join in on the fun. From voting on the most 2021 emoji and upcoming emoji you’re most excited about, checking out the most popular emoji from 2021, sponsoring an emoji to support the non-profit Unicode Consortium, and more, check out everything going on below.

emoji Stories July 15

Study highlights most popular emoji for 2021, why users value them, and more for World Emoji Day

Ahead of World Emoji Day on Saturday, July 17, Adobe has released its annual in-depth study on the latest emoji trends. Based on responses from users around the world, the report gives a look at the most popular emoji, how users see them as valuable, the top three best and worst emoji when dating, the most motivating emoji at work, and much more.

emoji Stories July 6

Apple devices suggest woozy face emoji for ‘stammering’

Many Apple devices are auto-suggesting the woozy face emoji when a user types the word ‘stammering.’ This is a term for a condition more commonly known as stuttering.

A British charity for designed to support those who stammer has described the link between the emoji and the word as “demeaning and damaging” …

emoji Stories April 15

Adobe emoji survey shows users want even more customization options

Adobe is out with a new study today that asked people from all around the world how they feel about emoji and what they want to see with future releases. Some of the big themes include only half of users feeling represented in the current emoji options and the vast majority wanting to see more inclusive customization options.

emoji Stories February 16

Apple released iOS 14.5 beta 2 for developers today and one of the changes that will certainly get a lot of attention is over 200 new emoji. Follow along below for a look at everything coming with the latest iOS beta update.

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emoji Stories July 16, 2020

In honor of World Emoji Day tomorrow, Apple has previewed the new emojis coming to iPhones, iPads, and Macs later this year. As detailed by Emojipedianew emoji coming this fall include a ninja, a boomerang, a coin, and more.

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emoji Stories April 8, 2020

New emoji will come to iPhones later than usual because of coronavirus

The Unicode Consortium has announced today that it is delaying the release of Emoji 14.0 due to COVID-19. The news was announced in a blog post, with the delay being attributed to the “lead time for developers to incorporate emoji into mobile phones.”

emoji Stories January 29, 2020

The new emoji that will arrive in 2020 on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, and other devices have been officially set. Additions in Emoji Version 13.0 include “Italian Hand,” ninjas, the Transgender flag, anatomical body parts, smiling face with tear, disguised face, new animals, food, parents feeding baby, and much more.

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emoji Stories January 27, 2020

Emoji have made their way to all sorts of products and places in the real world outside of just our devices and now Vermont vehicles could be next. A new bill has been submitted to the state’s legislature to make a handful of the animated characters a customization option for license plates.

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emoji Stories December 18, 2019

There are now more than 1,200 emoji, with more added each year – and you can now have your say on next year’s crop via the Emoji Voter app.

The decisions on which emoji get approved or rejected can be controversial. Why, asks one expert, is there a red-headed emoji but no afro haircut one, when there are many more people with an afro?

The Emoji Voter web app aims to ensure your voice is heard by Unicode, which makes the decisions. The app presents proposed new emoji, together with a short explanation of why it has been suggested, and then lets you swipe left or right on each…

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emoji Stories September 27, 2019

OK emoji added to list of hate symbols as white supremacists fall for prank

The OK emoji – and photos of the hand signal – have been added to a list of hate symbols as a result of white supremacists falling for a prank…

emoji Stories July 17, 2019

It’s World Emoji Day and lots of individuals and companies alike are celebrating. Follow along for a look the results of the World Emoji Day Awards, an illustrated history of emojis, how Ford got the pickup truck emoji to be accepted by the Unicode Consortium, and more.

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To celebrate World Emoji Day, Adobe has released an in-depth study on the latest emoji trends in the US including the most popular ones, the top emotions users like to express through emoji, the top reasons why users like to use emoji, and much more.

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emoji Stories February 19, 2019

More and more cases require courts to interpret the meaning of emoji

There was a court case just over a year ago where a judge ruled that a series of texted emoji constituted a valid agreement to rent an apartment. A law professor has found that it was far from alone: there were over 50 court cases last year where a judge needed to interpret the meaning of emoji or emoticons …

emoji Stories February 5, 2019

Unicode Consortium publishes final emoji list for 2019, includes more inclusive options, orangutan, waffles, banjo, and more

The Unicode Consortium has now published its final list of emojis for 2019, including 230 new emojis coming to most platforms later this year.

emoji Stories October 23, 2018

As Apple prepares to ship its 2018 emoji update with iOS 12.1, work on upcoming emojis slated for 2019 continues. Today, Emojipedia is previewing its current progress with the upcoming emoji 12 revision.

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emoji Stories October 16, 2018

Apple solves #bagelgate with a more appetizing bagel emoji

Antennagate, bendgate, batterygate … all trivial compared to bagelgate. Apple introduced a new bagel emoji in iOS 12.1, and the Internet was up in arms …

emoji Stories October 11, 2018

You can now compose a tweet comprising 140 emoji – but please don’t

Using emoji in your tweets could use up a lot of your 280 characters – up to 14 characters each for some of them. But Twitter has now announced a change ensuring that all emoji are equal under the law, using two characters each …

emoji Stories October 2, 2018

With iOS 12.1, the phone emoji finally loses the home button to reflect modern iPhone design

The iOS 12.1 update will bring more than 70 new emoji to iPhone and iPad users. Apple has also tweaked some of the existing set, most notably the iPhone device emoji. Despite the iPhone X being around for almost a year, the emoji demonstrated a silver iPhone 6. That has finally changed in the latest beta …

emoji Stories August 9, 2018

The Unicode Consortium has released an update today on the emoji that could be released next year. Candidates include a service dog, deaf person, and over 50 new combinations of couples holding hands.

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emoji Stories July 16, 2018

Apple has today confirmed the 70 new emoji that will be coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac this fall.

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