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Happy World Emoji Day 2024! ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ“…

Today marks our 11th annual World Emoji Day celebration and our ninth year of providing sample designs of what Unicode's current draft emoji candidates could look like on our devices after they are approved later this year. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฒ

There are a total of eight new emojis included in the draft Emoji 16.0 list, including a smiley face with bags under its eyes, a paint splatter, and a human fingerprint. You can read about the full list and their expected release dates on different devices here. ๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽจ

As well as debuting these new emoji designs, earlier today we launched a brand new section of our Emojipedia site: the Emoji Playground. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ›

Debuting with a selection of emoji quiz games such as "Guess The Flag", "Older/Newer" and "Odd One Out" alongside the classic Emoji Mashup Bot experience, the Emoji Playground will be our experience hub for an ever-expanding series of emoji-based games and image creation experiences. โœจ๐Ÿš€

Additionally, JoyPixels have released version 9.0 of their freemium emoji set in honor of World Emoji Day. ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆ„

In non-World Emoji Day news since our last edition of the Emoji Wrap, in June Apple have revealed an A.I. emoji sticker generator tool called "Gemoji", which will also debut alongside a means of embedding sticker images inline with text. ๐Ÿฆ–โœจ

Additionally, with its most recent emoji update, messaging platform WhatsApp collaborated with the Mercedes-Benz F1 team to redesign their ๐ŸŽ๏ธ Racing Car emoji. Is this the first of a series of brand-based redesigns of emojis within a specific emoji set, or will it be an isolated incident? Only time will tell. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ผ

Finally, in May we here at Emojipedia reported on a sets of emoji-like icon rediscovered within a series of mobile devices by Sharp and NEC and that pre-date both Softbankโ€™s 1997 mobile phone and Docomoโ€™s 1995 โ€œPocket Bellโ€ pagers. Can these now be considered the earliest emoji sets? It's debatable, but nevertheless several of these early emoji-like designs can be viewed on Emojipedia thanks to the efforts of games developer and blogger Matt Sephton.

โœจ New Emojis

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๐Ÿ’ญ Interesting

๐Ÿค— Lastly

That does it for this World Emoji Day 2024 edition of the Emoji Wrap! ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ“ฏ

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