Emoji are already part of our vocabulary. And this is not new. Yes, even without being words, the emojis are already in our daily routine since before becoming images. We can use characters to describe feelings and reactions, and almost 90% (yes, I am guessing, but should be roughly that) of technology users can understand what was said by these "faces." Whenever we communicate virtually, either in social networks, messaging applications, or even through text messages, we find some limitation.
SMS and Twitter have the character limitation. Messaging applications like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, have time limitation, or, do you like to read huge messages on your phone screen while you hurry to work? And we are often limited by the lack of words. Many times send a "smiley face" is the best answer we can find.
At first the emojis could represent few things. It was possible to demonstrate a state of humor; joy, disappointment, irritation. The creativity of users greatly extended these possibilities. When emojis became images, they were already present in all virtual conversations. Over time, they have come to represent much more than feelings, and it is fair that they go to also represent the diversity of users.
The main novelty are the emojis representing female professionals. You can already find the emojis of police, runner, swimmer and surfer in the female version. The company said it will continue publishing these emojis, then it is possible that other professions earn their female versions soon. You can also change the skin tone and hair color of the new emojis, including emojis with red hair, who had not yet reached the application.
Another new feature that Facebook announced is the cross-platform compatibility. Before, when you sent an emoji to a friend who has an iPhone, using an Android device, you ended up seeing different emojis. They had the same meaning, but the emojis design was different in each platform. From now images are standardized, they have the same design on all devices.
Images: Facebook Messenger