Today EmojiOne has released a new version of its emoji suite, updating a considerable number of pre-existing emoji designs: a now well-established practice for the freemium emoji vendor.
First previewed in October 2018, no new emojis are featured within this update: the release of EmojiOne 4.0 in August 2018 already brought the vendor in line with Unicode's emoji list for 2018 (Emoji 11.0).
Above: A selection of new emoji designs included in EmojiOne 4.5.
For the last number of years EmojiOne's updates have often included several hundred changes across their emoji set. EmojiOne 4.5. is no exception.
This propensity for extensive modifications has meant that many EmojiOne designs have experienced as many as five major revisions since the suite was first launched in September 2014.
While Emojipedia's go-to examples of 🍣 Sushi and 👹 Ogre have not received revisions in EmojiOne 4.5, one frequently-updated emoji that has received another revision is Twitter's so-called "most popular least popular emoji", the 🚡 Aerial Tramway.
Above: The update history of 🚡 Aerial Tramway on EmojiOne over the years.
EmojiOne 4.5 also features a reworking of many objects, including the 🧨 Firecracker and 🧩 Jigsaw (only recently introduced in EmojiOne 4.0) as well as other miscellaneous changes across other categories.
Regarding the selection of changes in this release, EmojiOne CEO Rick Moby told Emojipedia:
“For this update, we tackled ground-up designs for the vast majority of emoji within the travel, places, and objects categories. Releasing new designs bi-annually is the sweet spot for us, and we’ll continue this path going forward.”
🥴 Woozy Face now features a wavy, smooth mouth instead of sharp zig-zags.
🧩 Jigsaw has swapped its plain orange colour for a vibrant sun louging across a watery hozison.
🏯 Japanese Castle now features an additional storey as well as several cherry blossom trees at is base.
EmojiOne 4.5 is free for personal use, on the web, or as an option in apps. A premium license is required if EmojiOne 4.5 designs are to be used in print or commercial advertising. This update is free for all premium license holders of version 4.0.
Many tweaks made in EmojiOne 4.5 relate to the fonts displayed across various designs. ↩︎