Twitter Emojis

Twitter supports over 3000 emojis. These include popular online symbols like smileys, hand gestures, country flags, and love and heart symbols. Adding emojis to a Twitter post or message is very easy. If you are using a desktop PC, you can do this using Twitter’s built-in emoji feature. Just click on the icons, then paste them on your Twitter account. If you have a smartphone, iPhone or iPad, you can also download the Twitter app to access the emojis you want.

 

In April 2019, Twitter released Twemoji 12.0, an updated list of Twitter-compatible emojis. The social media app became the first major vendor to support the latest emojis of the emoji world when it did this. It added 230 new emojis to Twemoji 12.0. Additions to this list included flamingo, diving mask, a Hindu temple, and several genders inclusive mixed tone emojis. Twitter released a minor update to Emoji 12.0 in October 2019. This included additional gender and skin tone sequences.

 

Hashflags: Custom Twitter Emojis

Besides the normal group of emojis, Twitter created custom Twitter emojis, called Hashflags. Twitter created these to promote specific events. They were available on Twitter for a limited time. Examples of these were the Twitter emojis for #Xmen introduced on April 25, 2016, and the Twitter emojis for #OlympicFlame introduced on May 5, 2016.

 

History Of Twitter

Twitter was created in March 2006 by American computer programmers Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone. The social media app was officially launched in July 2006. Dorsey originally imagined Twitter as an SMS-based platform, a platform that friends could use to check up on each other through status updates. Another interesting bit of information about Twitter is that its former name is  “twttr.” Why such a unique name? Because a popular trend at that time was to drop vowels in the name of companies and services to gain a domain-name advantage. Glass eventually changed the name of “twitter” to Twitter.

 

History Of Twitter Emojis

With so many Tweet emojis sent and received every day, it’s impossible to deny our love affair with these fun and tiny characters. But have you ever thought of the history behind them, and how did they grow to be so popular on Twitter? Well, you’re about to know.

 

From the time Twitter was created and launched in 2006, the social media app has gone through several emoji updates. The most recent update was just last January 7, 2020. Named Twemoji 12.1.5, it was the first Twemoji release to provide support for Emoji 12.1. This update added 178 emojis which were mostly gender-neutral sequences.

 

The Twemoji 12.1.15 update was quite similar to the Twemoji 12.1.4. Released on November 6, 2019, Twemoji 12.14 gave emojis, with no specific gender, a more gender-exclusive design. It contained a whopping 3065 emojis.

 

Now that a new batch of emojis has been revealed by the Unicode Consortium, scheduled for release this year, it’s interesting to see how these new symbols will influence the current roster of Twitter emojis.