Adding real-world diversity to emoji is a work in progress, but with platforms spanning the entire glove, it’s clearly important to big companies like Facebook. The social network just
rolled out a set of new “family” emoji that, while they don’t yet capture the full spectrum, at least let your partner and kids have something other than yellow skin.
It’s live right now in the desktop and mobile site — but not Messenger, which for some reason uses different emoji, or the mobile app. All you have to do is pull down the emoji menu, then do a long click on the family emoji — your options should appear above the default yellow-skinned emoji.
So why did this take so long? Well, standards take a while to set, and the UTF standard for modifying the skin color of emoji had to be developed and...
There are 52,000 options for combining the different genders and colors
What about families with more than two children ? Why aren't they including dogs and cats, which are also part of the family ??? Outrageous !!!! :@
I doubt anyone who needs to use their phone fast like people who work had any problem with skin colors of emojis and youre doing 2 things here, a waste of their time searching for a fucking emoji and waste their money cause phone manufactures will nees to put more RAM to phones and make them expensive
Ughhhh - This comment is a little late to the skin color emoji debate but I thought the whole point of the original emoji "generic yellow color" was to be neutral and everyone be represented the same. The yellow smiley face never represented any race or gender. Why do we have to complicate this further (again).
Facebook acquires tbh, the Samsung connected tag, Terminal offers international-office-as-a-service and IBM now has its own blockchain solution. All this on Crunch Report. http://tcrn.ch/2rfCwti
Facebook has stealthily launched two features users have been begging for
Some of you may remember Facebook Marketplace. If you don't, it's basically a Craigslist-like service inside Facebook to buy and sell things in your area. It looks and behaves pretty much like every other Craigslist clone, even down to the unrealistic expectations on abused or dated goods. And now…