Instagram recently removed the Chinese takeout box emoji that shows up as an emoji suggestion during searches for the word “dog.”
The issue, which users have complained about since 2019, was brought to light by an employee on an internal Facebook message board over the weekend.
As “bobaddicts” all over Asia and the U.S. have gone to incorporate bubble tea in just about everything, the Unicode Consortium announced the inclusion of the popular drink in the latest set of 117 new emoji.
Bopomofocafe, owned by Wong Fu Productions’ Philip Wang, recently posted a picture on Instagram that appears to be a tweet that says: “Wow! Can’t believe they finally made a boba/bubble tea emoji! And it looks like a BPMF cup!” accompanied by a few boba emojis and the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay.
A staff member at a bar in southern China was fired from her job after replying to her manager with an OK hand emoji in a group chat.
The story, which has gone viral on social media, says that the manager of the bar in Changsha, Hunan province communicated to their team in a group WeChat.
Emojis are essential to human communication nowadays. It simplifies our text messages, tweets, even work emails. You can make plans with a loved one with a single emoji (🍆?) or call someone an idiot with another ( 🤡). This is the result of centuries of human evolution and technological advancements.
But even with the wide variety of food and drink emojis already available on iPhones, one crucial beverage has been wrongfully left out for far too long.
Singapore’s new president Halimah Yacob isn’t just the country’s first female head of state, she’s also the first female leader in the world to have her very own emoji.
Yacob, 63, is now Singapore’s first Malay president in over 47 years.
What’s better than a quick, informative video on how humans dream from Bill Nye? Why, a quick, informative video on how humans dream from Bill Nye with the help of lots of emojis, that’s what!
A McDonald’s billboard in the UK that advertised the company’s Good Times ad campaign message was comically altered to transmit a new message that conveys harsh times.