πŸ€” How many emoji characters are there?

😁 In total there are 3,358 emojis.

πŸ€” What’s the difference between Emoticon, smiley and emoji?

😁 Emoticons and smileys are often used to describe small face-like icons available in instant message services and messaging apps.

Apps that includes emoticons and smileys are not always compatible with each, as the options and meanings available may not be the same on each platform.

Emoji is a standardised set of characters that is available on iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. While the artwork for each emoji character varies by platform, the meaning of each symbol remains the same.

πŸ€” Can I make my own emoji?

😁 This is not possible. If you create a character on your phone or computer that looks like an emoji symbol, you can send this is an image to others, but not as an emoji which is treated like text.

πŸ€” How do I get the new emojis?

😁 The Unicode Standard is updated on an ongoing basis, and new emojis are rolled out to platforms by platform vendors (such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung), or app vendors (such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp).

Updating to the latest version of an app or operating system is the most common way to get new emojis, when support is added by a vendor.

πŸ€” Why don’t emoji designs look the same on all platforms?

😁 The appearance of each emoji varies by platform, as the artwork is specific to which fonts are included on the system.

πŸ€” Does my operating system support emojis?

😁 All modern operating systems support emoji characters. Input methods and fonts vary, but basic support for emoji display is now widespread. View compatibility.