Facebook Adds Some Diversity

Posted: Jun 1 2016, 6:33pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Business News


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Facebook Adds Some Diversity
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This time it will come in the form of emojis for Messenger.

Facebook announced that there will be a big update to its Messenger app today, and it is going to bring around something that a lot of people have been clamoring for lately. There will more than 1,500 newly designed emojis so that users will be able choose from different hair colors, skin tones, and even body shapes. There will also be different professions for women and even celebrities.

The new emojis will work across every platform, which means that there are no more mysterious black squares when you send across different platforms. These personalizations have been available for some time on other platforms but this is the first time they will be in the Facebook Messenger style.

They will also add some new faces to the group, including five emojis that will be female for the first time: police officer, runner, pedestrian, surfer, and swimmer. There has bene some public outcry about the fact that women weren't pictured in these roles - and Facebook is one of the first companies to fix that.

Another popular addition was that of a redheaded emoji - something that hasn't been seen at all on any platform. There will be some other changes coming up in the next few days, though we don't have the exact timing nor what is going to happen. They explain one of the more exciting ones - an emoji picker:

"On all platforms, the Messenger composer will now include an emoji picker to help you select the perfect emoji. Tap the new emoji icon at the left of the composer to find just the right emoji. It's now easier than ever to toggle in between the regular text keyboard and the emoji keyboard."

According to the blog post, these new features will roll out soon.

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