The world is celebrating Emoji Day today. Emojis is increasingly becoming one of the most popular ways of communicating and social platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are using hashtag #WorldEmojiDay to share Emoji Day plans.
Twitter, recently rolled out support for Unicode 9.0 emojis including facepalm and selfie emojis. Google, ahead of the World Emoji Day, had unveiled a new series of emojis celebrating gender and ethnic diversity.
“We use emojis every day, so why not celebrate them? Welcome to 🌏 World Emoji Day,” says World Emoji Day site. The website explains, “July 17 1 is famously displayed on the iOS Calendar Emoji, which makes it perfect date for World Emoji Day.” The site suggests ways to celebrate World Emoji Day, which includes hosting and emoji party and emojis-only texting.
The World Emoji Day also has an anthem, which is written and produced by Jonathan Mann. Check out the video here.
Twitter has rolled out support for 72 new emojis launched by Unicode Consortium in June this year. The new emojis unveiled under version 9.0 of the Unicode Standard include selfie, facepalm, shrug and pregnant woman.
Other interesting emojis are ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing), drooling face, clown face and lying face. The lying faces have nose growing over them. Twitter, which is the first social platform to include new emojis, had unveiled Twemoji 2.1 ahead of World Emoji Day.
Google’s new emojis include different careers for women emoji. Thirty-three of the existing emoji will get female versions as well. For example, you will be able to use a male or a female swimmer emoji. Google’s new project to teach coding skills through emoji-inspired stickers went live just before the World Emoji Day.