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Facebook Messenger updates emojis to reflect diversity of the real world

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Reginald Wetzel
Jun 01, 2016 08:01
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Moreover, Facebook s latest update means that all emojis will look the same across all platforms and devices, because sometimes, homogeneity is a good thing.

Emojis are one of the most important ways we communicate emotion to each other, said Messenger product manager Tony Leach.

As suchF, he added, Facebook has made a to better represent the real world.

Further, Facebook is planning on adding more diverse gender roles within its emoji library, with new female emojis including a police officer, a swimmer, and a surfer.

Using emojis to communicate has become its own language really, so of course people want to extend that language and have more dialect, Jonas Downey, co-creator of Emojisaurus.com told USA Today.

Generally we think it s really important for unicode standards to represent the real world as closely as possible, concluded Downey.

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