Emojis have gained immense popularity during online conversations, so much so companies have started adding new ones based on something that is trending across the globe, be it a fashion statement or a social message, and Apple has added a few to its fold this World Emoji Day — whatever that may be.
The new set of emojis which include a guy sporting a beard, exploding head, a woman breastfeeding, a zombie, dinosaur and much more will be rolled out for iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year.
In celebration of the World Emoji Day, the App Store will highlight apps that can be used to ‘create or do fun things with emoji’. iTunes Movies is also featuring emoji instead of select movie titles.
In all likeliness, the new set of emojis will be delivered alongwith the iOS11 update.
“In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple is sharing some of the new emoji coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message,” the company stated.
Other emojis coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS include a woman with a scarf, genie, sandwich, coconut, T-Rex, Zebra and a guy doing yoga. More might be added a bit later.
Google Bids ‘Blobs’ Adieu
World Emoji Day beckons action on behalf of the biggest mobile operating system and Google doesn’t like coming second.
The company has announced that they’ll be launching a new set of emojis and will be discontinuing their famous ‘Blob’ emojis.
“On World Emoji Day, we’re taking the time to bid farewell to our old Android emoji, known fondly by fans as ‘blobs’. We’re rolling out a new set of emoji as part of Android O. They’re squishy and lovable — and designed for more consistent communication. Breaking up is hard to do, but we’ll find love in a blobless place,” the company stated.
Corroborating with earlier reports, Google will be unveiling a fresh set of emojis with the release of its next Android ‘O’ operating system. Several of the new emojis can be accessed via Android O’s beta build.