💬 The Wrap
Hello again from all of us here at Emojipedia!
In fact, the past month has been multifaceted in terms of emoji updates, with official updates and beta releases both big and small emerging from several vendors.
The big official emoji release was the aforementioned Twemoji update. Despite reports last month that Twitter is considering a glossy 3D-like overhaul for their emoji designs, Twemoji 13.1 continues the vendor's classic flat designs. That's not to say we won't see this change at some stage in the future, however.
In what is possibly Apple's final emoji update until the release of Unicode's next batch of emoji recommendations, iOS 14.6 updated each of the 🧗 Person Climbing emojis to have them wearing a safety helmet.
As for the beta updates, Google's first Android 12 beta saw hundreds of existing emoji designs updated. Additionally, WhatsApp returned to their emoji flag adventures of old with the introduction of a brand new design in both their iOS and Android beta updates: the Refugee Nation Flag.
Alongside these emoji releases, in this issue we're also discussing how emojis work on Sony's Playstation consoles, highlighting academic research into how emoji meanings can change, and addressing a frequent emoji color query in considerable detail. 🌯
💌 To our regular readers, thank you for spending your time with our no-more-than-once-a-month Emoji Wrap newsletter! If you're a new subscriber, welcome - we're very glad to have you on board. 🚢
🧑💻 If you're want to find out more about the world of emojis from the Emojipedia team, you can check out the previous work of our Senior Emoji Lexicographer Jane Solomon or our Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge on the Emojipedia blog. You can also follow Jane on Twitter via @JaneSolomon, and Jeremy via @JeremyBurge on Twitter and @burgielicious on Tiktok for his British barge-based adventures. 🌊
📨 This month's newsletter has been compiled by me, Keith Broni, Emojipedia's Deputy Emoji Officer. If you fancy it you can follow me on Twitter @KeithBroni, and you can also check out my work on the Emojipedia blog. ✍️
Until next time! 👋