πŸ™‹ FAQ

πŸ™‹ How many emoji characters are there?

πŸ‘‰ In total there are 2,823 emojis in the Unicode Standard. The most recent emoji release is Emoji 11.0, which added 157 new emojis in June 2018.

This figure includes sequences for gender, skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, flag, and other sequences. More emoji statistics.

πŸ™‹ When will iOS get the new emojis?

Each vendor releases emoji support at different times throughout the year. In 2018, Apple has confirmed new emoji support to come to iPhone and iPad by the end of 2018. This is likely to mean iOS 12.1 or iOS 12.2 in October—December 2018. macOS will also get the emoji update the same timeframe.

View platform support for the new 2018 emojis / Emoji 11.0.

πŸ™‹ Emoji or emojis? What is the correct plural of emoji?

πŸ‘‰ In Japanese, the plural version of emoji is emoji.

In written English, Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com note that emoji and emojis are both commonly used as acceptable plurals of the word “emoji”.

While words are not given plural forms in Japanese, this may or may not be observed when borrowing a Japanese word such as emoji, to use in English.

An article about emoji pluralization in The New York Observer states that the Associated Press Stylebook “took a firm stand and opted for emojis” in March of 2013.

Mark Allen, a board member of the American Copy Editors Society, stated that “emojis is the better English plural” for emoji:

When words enter English, we usually make them play by our rules, so I think ’emojis’ has the edge,” Mr. Allen said in an email. “A corollary might be the Japanese word ‘tsunami.’ We’re more likely to speak of ‘a series of tsunamis’ rather than ‘a series of tsunami.’”

Emojipedia uses emojis as the plural of emoji for clarity.

πŸ™‹ Emoticon, smiley, emoji, what’s the difference?

πŸ‘‰ Emoticons and smileys are often used to describe small face-like icons available in instant message services and messaging apps.

Apps that includes emoticons and smileys are not always compatible with each, as the options and meanings available may not be the same on each platform.

Emoji is a standardised set of characters that is available on iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. While the artwork for each emoji character varies by platform, the meaning of each symbol remains the same.

πŸ™‹ Can I make my own emoji?

πŸ‘‰ This is not possible. If you create a character on your phone or computer that looks like an emoji symbol, you can send this is an image to others, but not as an emoji which is treated like text.

πŸ™‹ How do I get the new emojis?

πŸ‘‰ The Unicode Standard is updated on an ongoing basis, and new emojis are rolled out to platforms by platform vendors (such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung), or app vendors (such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp).

Updating to the latest version of an app or operating system is the most common way to get new emojis, when support is added by a vendor.

πŸ™‹ Why don’t emoji designs look the same on all platforms?

πŸ‘‰ The appearance of each emoji varies by platform, as the artwork is specific to which fonts are included on the system.

πŸ™‹ Does my operating system support emojis?

πŸ‘‰ All modern operating systems support emoji characters. Input methods and fonts vary, but basic support for emoji display is now widespread. View compatibility.