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).

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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.

A total of 1,682 emojis have been updated between EmojiOne 4.0 and EmojiOne 4.5.

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 πŸ‘Ή 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.

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Above: The update history of 🚑 Aerial Tramway on EmojiOne over the years.

The change to 🚑 Aerial Tramway is one of many changes within what EmojiOne has referred to as a "complete upgrade" of the travel and place emojis.

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:

β€œFor 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.”

πŸ†™ Changed

πŸ₯΄ Woozy Face now features a wavy, smooth mouth instead of sharp zig-zags.

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πŸ₯― Bagel now features a cream cheese spread, a popular design modification for vendors in recent months.

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🧦 Socks now feature a πŸ’© Pile of Poo emoji pattern.

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πŸ“± Mobile Phone is more detailed and displays July 17 / World Emoji Day on the lock screen.

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πŸ—“οΈ Spiral Calendar now displays the month of July with the seventeenth day marked with a red "x" - another nod to World Emoji Day.[1]

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πŸ”« Pistol remains a real-life firearm, but now features additional detailing on its handle.[2]

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πŸ—žοΈ Rolled-Up Newspaper now features a black-and-white version of the πŸŽ‘ Moon Viewing Ceremony emoji with the word the "JOY" prominently placed.[3]

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πŸ’³ Credit Card is now gray, no longer at an angle, and features a signature of "JoyPixels".[3:1]

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🧩 Jigsaw has swapped its plain orange colour for a vibrant sun louging across a watery hozison.

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🏯 Japanese Castle now features an additional storey as well as several cherry blossom trees at is base.

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πŸ”€ Input Latin Letters has had the font of its "abc" characters modified[4]

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Further examples of modified emoji designs can be found EmojiOne's own blog post or on Emojipedia.

πŸ“Ά Release

EmojiOne 4.5 is available now. Like EmojiOne 4.0 and EmojiOne 3.0 before it, this release is available on a freemium basis, with licensing required for some but not all usage types.

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.


  1. Both πŸ“… Calendar and πŸ—“οΈ Spiral Calendar previously featured July 17, and continue to do so in EmojiOne 4.5. β†©οΈŽ

  2. As per EmojiOne 4.0, an alternative watergun design is also available in the suite. β†©οΈŽ

  3. JoyPixels, is the brand name used by EmojiOne to licence their designs for non-digital consumer goods. β†©οΈŽ β†©οΈŽ

  4. Many tweaks made in EmojiOne 4.5 relate to the fonts displayed across various designs. β†©οΈŽ