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WhatsApp is letting you easily identify your group chats

WhatsApp is letting you easily identify your group chats

You might be in a bunch of groups on WhatsApp with each of them serving different people, different purposes, just everything different. How you feel about each of them will vary. With that in mind, the app is developing a way for users to quickly create a group icon.

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Check out 37 new emoji to annoy your friends with arriving in Unicode 14.0

Check out 37 new emoji to annoy your friends with arriving in Unicode 14.0

We've been waiting on Unicode 14.0 since it was delayed last year due to the ongoing pandemic. After giving us an early preview in time for World Emoji Day in July, the Unicode Consortium is officially unveiling its newly-added emoji for 2021 — with a few long-awaited additions.

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WhatsApp message reactions are on the way

WhatsApp message reactions are on the way

If you spend enough time using social apps, you get used to certain UX patterns. One example is the ability to react to a message or post — think Instagram or Twitter DMs — but you don't see it so much with more traditional chat apps. WhatsApp would like to change that, however, and is working to bring message reactions to its app.

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WhatsApp's got a fresh new batch of very affectionate emoji for Android beta users

WhatsApp's got a fresh new batch of very affectionate emoji for Android beta users

The Unicode Consortium's Emoji 13.1 update, which brings 217 new symbols to the official universal list, is working its way down to the end user. They've already landed for a lot of people on Gboard and iOS, but now, even more Android users will be able to access them — that is, if they use WhatsApp.

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Gboard's cleaning up its settings menu to make room for what's clearly most important: space for emoji and stickers

Gboard's cleaning up its settings menu to make room for what's clearly most important: space for emoji and stickers

Gboard is one of the best mobile typing experiences you'll find on the Play Store, and with Google constantly updating it with new features, it's only getting better. As its Material You redesign continues to come to phones running the Android 12 beta, it's also gaining a rearranged settings menu to make it easier to customize your emoji and sticker experience.

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Google Chat aims to help you emote better with new emoji

Google Chat aims to help you emote better with new emoji

The availability of emoji is a bit more complicated than we'd like — the apps that you use most may not offer the same emoji as your system does. If you're a Google Chat user, though, you might be happy to learn that you'll soon be getting some new emoji to play around with.

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Chrome OS 92 is rolling out to Chromebooks with a huge focus on communication

Chrome OS 92 is rolling out to Chromebooks with a huge focus on communication

There's no denying that Google has had a rough couple of weeks following its recent attempts to fix Chrome OS. After a brief delay, the company is now jumping back on track and announcing the next major update for Chromebooks — two weeks after Chrome 92 launched for mobile and desktop platforms. Chrome OS 92 sweetens the user experience with a sprinkle of new features; here are all the important bits Google announced today.

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Android 12 is getting new emoji β€” plus new ones in the future without system updates

Android 12 is getting new emoji β€” plus new ones in the future without system updates

A new Android release usually means new Emoji, and Android 12 is no different. Google has just announced that it's rolling out the changes we spotted yesterday in Android 12 and other Google services like Gmail, Chat, and Chrome OS. That includes 992 redesigned emoji and some of the new (delayed) ones in the Unicode 14.0 standard. Google also tells us that apps will soon be able to harness new emoji separately from system updates. Originally, we were concerned that this was just a rebadging of the older EmojiCompat feature, but after speaking to Google a little more in-depth about it, that's not the case.

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Google's polishing up its emoji β€” probably for Android 12

Google's polishing up its emoji β€” probably for Android 12

Google delivers its Android and Chrome OS emoji through the open source Noto Emoji project, and its latest release is a big one. Our last update arrived back in September, and now this new revision is making tweaks all over: refining colors and textures, updating shading and positioning, and covering everything from numbers and symbols, to fruits and veggies.

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2021's new emojis perfectly describe 2020

2021's new emojis perfectly describe 2020

Back in 2020,  the Unicode Consortium decided it was better to delay the release of Unicode 14.0, potentially meaning there wouldn't be any new emojis in 2021. Thankfully, Emoji 13.1 was created as an interim release, bringing 217 new ones to our devices. We're getting closer to the release of Unicode 14.0, which, thanks to Emoji 14.0, would bring a handful of new ones on our phones.

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