Emoji misunderstandings are a thing of the past thanks to Facebook Messenger. The social site announced in a post today that they have rolled out new, standardized emojis for Messenger. In other words, iPhone or Android, your emojis will always come out looking the same in Messenger, no matter the device. It's about dang time.
"From skin tones that you can choose to lots of women in great roles, Messenger is beginning to make emojis more representative of the world we live in," the post begins. Not only will they be uniform over each device, you'll also be able to choose from different skin tones, "gender-agnostic options," and see female emojis in a wider variety of situations. "Now, using Messenger emojis, you'll see a female police officer, runner, pedestrian, surfer and swimmer for the very first time, and we'll keep rolling these out." You mean ladies are no longer stuck being brides and princesses? What a time to be alive! Oh, did we mention Facebook created red-headed emojis as well?
Want to get started with the new update? Starting tomorrow, the new emojis will roll out for your Facebooking pleasure. Setting your preferred skin tone is easy too. Facebook writes, "All you have to do is set the color you want your default emojis to be when Messenger launches, and your emojis after that will follow your preference. Of course, you'll have the option to change this in settings or even make a one time decision." Into it. Tomorrow's update can't come soon enough!
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