Apple marked World Emoji Day on Tuesday by teasing new characters that are among 70 to be released later this year. They include more hair options to better represent folks with red, gray and curly hair - even a new emoji for people who are bald. There's also a "pleading face" with big eyes and a blushing smiley face surrounded by three hearts.
Emojis have now become an integral part of our conversation and it helps us to express our feeling in a much easier and expressive way.
Twitter said in a statement, "Keeping in mind the popularity of emojis, Twitter has been actively introducing a variety of culture, entertainment, sports and news related emojis that range from iconic symbols to historic signs and motifs of festivals". These Memoji avatars are a new feature on iOS 12 where you can turn yourself into an Emoji.
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The biggest day for emoji sends around the world is December 31, which is New Year's Eve.
Facebook now has over 2,800 emojis available for use, and some are more popular than others.
"I hope people will try using World Emoji Day as an excuse to lighten up their online communications", said Burge.
In 2016, 17 years since the little pictograms were created for the then-infant Japanese mobile market, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NY acquired the first emoji, which was displayed in the museum's lobby until the end of 2016.