Google already has its version of the 31 new emojis

Unicode Consortium, an organization maintaining the official emojis catalog for smartphones, published the Unicode 15.0 standard on Tuesday with 31 new emojis, including a pushing hand, a shaking face (or I’m SHOOK), a moose, a goose, the long-awaited pink heart and a Wi-Fi/wireless sign.

We first saw some of the illustrations of these 31 emojis — one of the lowest number of additions in the past few years — back in July. After they have been approved, the operating system manufacturers, app makers, and phone manufacturers will create their own versions to make them available to you. Google has published the new emojis already with its Noto web font so that developers can embed them into their projects.

Draft illustration of emojis in Unicode 15.0. Image Credits: Emojipedia

The search giant stated that the new Emojis would be available on Android by the end-of-the year and on other Google products next year. The company also released a new monochrome version with updated emojis. Google launched monochrome Emojis in response to the emojis found on older feature phones earlier this year.

Google has released its first set animated emojis, some of which are already in Google’s Messages App.

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The company also adopted the COLRv1 standards, which allows you to change certain parts of the font, in this case, the emojis. You can see this demo using the duck emoji, which allows you to change the colors and create a new version. Support for COLRv1 currently is limited to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Firefox support will be available soon. These emojis can not be sent through messaging apps yet.

A result from a Google Demo of a color-changing emoji. Google

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Google allows users to change their emoji color through the Gboard-based Emoji Kitchen. To change the color of an existing emoji, you can add a colored heart. Mixing a red rose and a yellow colored heart can create a yellow rose.

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We’ll soon see new emoji implementations by Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft.