Facebook Messenger adds 1,500 new Emojis

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Emojis may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they are undoubtedly popular with some and can make communicating easier and more fun.

Well now users of Facebook Messenger will have more choice than ever after after the social media giant announced the inclusion of 1,500 new emojis.

The new set of emojis will include the ability to change skill tone, similar to Apple’s iOS, as well as including more professional women.

The will also be female athletes, surfers, pedestrians and swimmers as well as that all the important female police officer. The move is seen as making the emojis more representative of the world.

The developers went on to explain the move, “Nearly 10% of mobile sends in Messenger include emojis, however, not all platforms have kept up with emoji standards as they’ve evolved – which means sometimes the emoji you wanted to send wasn’t the one that showed up. Nor are they living up to the gender and skin tone diversity that we see in our world today.”

The new 1,500 designs will include dozens of gender-agnostic and multi-coloured options.

A recent blog post commented, “No matter what emoji you pick, it will now look the same for all Messenger users, regardless if the recipient is on Android, iOS or another platform, in other words, no more broken-looking black boxes or emojis that just don’t make sense. Our characters are consistent every time you use them, no matter what platform the recipient is on.”

It was announced that the emoji changes will be rolled at the start of June. The blog went on to say: “On all platforms, the Messenger composer will now include an emoji picker to help you select the perfect emoji. Tap the new emoji icon at the left of the composer to find just the right emoji. It’s now easier than ever to toggle in between the regular text keyboard and the emoji keyboard.”

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