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Emojis Will Be The First World Language

Emojis Will Be The First World Language

Today is world emoji day and Apple's released some new emojis to play with

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Today is World Emoji Day. World Emoji Day was first celebrated on July 17, 2014, making this the 4th World Emoji Day. The actual date for the holiday was decided because the "calendar" emoji displays the date "July 17." 

Emojis themselves have been around since the late 1990's, being first developed in Japan, people could use them in their online instant messenger (AIM with emojis, anyone?). In 2005, people in Japan started to incorporate emojis into their text messages, and in 2011 Apple started including emojis on its keyboards.

Now, emojis have all but become the first global language because they are something that everyone understands - emotions. Of course, emojis have also morphed into pictures of things too (think eggplant, car, fishing pole, etc..). However, the emojis can still be understood internationally, which is pretty incredible. 

 Photo courtesy of  Virtua MC

Photo courtesy of Virtua MC

In honor of World Emoji Day, Apple has released some new emojis. There are now redheaded and bald emojis, new feelings for the current emojis, superhero emojis, and a few new animal emojis as well (namely, the kangaroo and peacock). 

In addition to the new emojis, Apple is also coming out with a new iOS update (version 12) which gives users the option to create their own "Memoji." The Memoji can now be used in text messages, facetime, Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat stories, etc... 

 Photo courtesy of Apple

Photo courtesy of Apple

How are you celebrating World Emoji Day? Leave us a comment - in only emojis, if you're up to the challenge!

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