Google shared new designs for nearly 1,000 emoji ahead of World Emoji Day
Google recently shared new designs for nearly 1,000 emoji ahead of this year’s World Emoji Day.
Ahead of World Emoji Day, Google shared new designs for 992 emoji that the company had revamped with a focus on making them “more universal, accessible, and authentic”.
Google had worked to make emoji more accurate and flexible aside from making them cuter, given their worldwide audience and needed to be “globally relevant”.
Of these, Google/Android’s pie emoji was redesigned from being a specific slice to a more general whole. Also, another change saw transportation emoji better make use of the available space, while Google humorously said that the redesigned emoji for motorway “will pass its next driving exam”.
In addition, food characters got an accuracy/authenticity upgrade, while there were delightful tweaks to others if the dark theme was enabled.
In terms of availability, 9to5Google reported that Google’s emoji redesign will start appearing in products “this month”.
First up was Google Chat and Gmail, while they’ll come to Chromebooks with an improved emoji picker in Chrome OS 92 at the end of July this year. Google’s emoji redesign will also come to phones with Android 12’s public launch this fall.
Another big change for Android was how applications that supported Appcompat will be able to get new Google emoji as they became available instead of having to rely on OS releases or even app updates. This updated library, according to 9to5Google, will also be available for developers this fall.
Lastly, Google was bringing the redesigned emoji to YouTube and live Chat “later this year”.
You can visit this link for more information about Google’s emoji redesign.