Tag Archive: emoji


AR Emoji update improves facial tracking and custom options on the Galaxy S9

Is anyone still using these?

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier this year, one of the more whimsical new features demoed was AR Emoji, Samsung’s competitor to the iPhone X’s Animoji. In short, the app scans your face and quickly spits out an animated version of you, with facial tracking and customizable options for hair, clothing, and skin tone.

With the latest update to AR Emoji, those custom options are expanding to help you  [Read More…]

Instagram Stories gets a new type of poll, the Emoji Slider

Like to do polls in Instagram? Well then you’ll love the new Emoji Slider, which will help you get more nuanced reactions from your followers.

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Samsung’s AR Emoji are better than Animoji in every way but the one that matters

You’re going to see way more AR Emoji than you ever will Animoji.

Apple’s iPhone X launched with a quirky little emoji thing where you can use your face to animate an emoji message to send to your friends. It’s cute, but Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is launching with something far more feature complete and accessible. The new AR Emoji feature is going to see adoption rates well over what Apple has seen with Animoji, but there’s one  [Read More…]

Samsung Experience 9.0 makes emoji on Galaxy devices less awful

Seriously, what was going on with that grimacing face?

Depending on what phone you have, chances are the emoji on your handset look slightly different when compared to the ones on your friends and family members’ phones. A lot of companies have their own unique art style when it comes to emoji, and Samsung is one of them that tended to abuse this trend.

The Samsung Experience 9.0 / Android Oreo update is now rolling out to  [Read More…]

This year’s 157 new emoji include kangaroos, toilet paper, feet, and more

2018 is the year of red-headed emoji.

Although they’re easy to make fun of, emoji have quickly become a standard addition to text-based communication. They’re something I use every single day when talking to both friends and work colleagues, and in 2018, the world will be graced (or cursed) with 157 more of them.

The new emoji for 2018 are part of Emoji 11.0, and they’ll be released with Unicode 11.0 this June. I won’t go through every  [Read More…]

WhatsApp is unveiling its own emoji, but they look a lot like the iPhone’s

WhatsApp has unveiled its own emoji, starting with the Android app.

Love them or hate them, emoji are a great way to convey meaning with text messages. With plain text, it can be difficult to gauge someone’s emotions. Emoji can be used to better understand the messages intent, or at least make the message prettier. Because of their expressive nature, emoji are often updated to reflect different moods.

Emojipedia reports that WhatsApp has begun using  [Read More…]

Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard lets you get creative while you chat (Review)

Overview If you like to spice up your online conversation with creative stickers and GIFs, then you’ll be glad to know there are dedicated apps out there which offer access to entire libraries of fun stickers. This is the case of Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard, a fun little app designed to replace your standard keyboard […]

Everything you need to know about Android Oreo emoji, fonts, and icons

Android Oreo is about more than big, sweeping changes this year — it’s also about fixing some of Android smaller-but-stickier problems.

Android Oreo is coming out of Developer Previews soon, and with it comes a lot of beautiful, customization-friendly changes for Android users and developers in regards to emoji, fonts, and icons. Emoji are getting a sorely-needed upgrade in more ways than one. Fonts are getting more easy to integrate and implement for developers. App icons are  [Read More…]

Disney Emoji Blitz perfectly captures Android’s emoji problem

Emoji are really, really complicated, and they don’t need to be.

Emoji are supposed to be easy, cute, and even fun. They’re whimsical ways to communicate with your friends, allowing you to create and converse in sometimes-cryptic pictographic codes. Emoji can say a million things, and while they should translate across platforms and people easily, the truth is, they don’t, especially on Android. This is doubly true for custom emoji keyboards on Android, which are all either  [Read More…]

From blah to blob: The history of Android emoji

A reflection on the yellow-bellied emoji that many of us have come to love over the years.

If you’ve been following along with what’s to come in Android O, then you’ve likely heard that Google is retiring its line of blob-like emoji. Plenty of loyal Android users have expressed their joy over the upgrade to circular emoji, conforming to the rest of the emoji standards set forth in the mobile world, but there is also a host  [Read More…]