🐲 Chinese New Year is coming. In the East Asia this 🎉 holiday is being vigorously and cheerfully celebrated, lasting for as many as 15 days. Yet in the other parts of the world, people just do the casual greetings over the Internet, using the themed set of smileys and emojis.
In the second half of 2021, Telegram launched interactive and animated emojis, making user chats brighter and more dynamic. And in the December 8.4 update, some of the interactive emojis became reactions.
An emoji is an 18x18 pixel graphic image designed to express actions and emotions in a specific situation. The existing set of emojis is constantly expanding. There are over 3,600 officially registered emojis for 2021.
In April 2016, for the first time, Microsoft introduced a new version of Windows 10 emoji sets featuring 🐱👤 Ninja Cats.
In October 2021, the 🚩 Red Flag emoji start trending on Twitter. Users began to express their attitude to different life situations and phrases with its help. Initially, tweets with the 🚩 Red Flag emoji were used to denote unwanted phrases in romantic relationships. This has shown that it is better to stay away from certain types of partners.
The question among Internet users such as Twitter and Reddit arose: "Where did the thief emoji go?" Social media users claim to have seen this emoji a couple of years ago. Some even paint a rough image of it, while others confirm that this is what it looked like.
In the fall of 2021, the Unicode consortium released a list of new emoji version 14.0. It includes 838 characters, 37 of which are new.