History comes full circle. Animated emojis are back

Do you have déjà vu? No wonder, because animated emoticons are nothing new.

Today, hardly anyone remembers, but emojis come from Japanese cells, and their history dates back to the last millennium. The emoticons the Japanese used in the late 90s were very low resolution, but animated.

Animated emojis are also not a first for Poles, because they could at that time send them, for example, via the Gadu-Gadu messenger.

More than a decade later, the craze for virtual smileys on phones took over the whole world (interesting fact: in 2008, emoji support on iPhones was added only in Japan, and globally only in 2011). In the meantime, the icons have gained sharpness but have lost the ability to move around. Finally, however, it is to be restored.

Google presents animated emojis

Google announced several emoji-related news on its blog. First of all, designs for new Unicode 15-compatible emoticons that are expected to hit the first Android users in December.

New Google emoji
Photo source: © Google

New Google emoji

Google has also prepared a library of about 200 animated emojis. You can find them on this page and download in your preferred format.

The developers report that some animated emojis can already be found in the Google News app, but I couldn’t find them.

Additionally, Google has updated its pictorial font called Noto Emoji. Until now, all graphics were monochrome, and now the company has added color equivalents. However, this standard is developed mainly with browsers in mind.

Source: Komórkomania.pl – aktualności ze świata smartfonów i tabletów by komorkomania.pl.

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