Ahead of next week's World Emoji Day, JoyPixels has released a new version of their freemium emoji set: JoyPixels 6.6. This new update revises a large selection of previously released emoji designs, such as the syringe emoji.
Above: a selection of updated emoji designs included in JoyPixels 6.6.
While no brand new emojis are featured in JoyPixels 6.6, the vendor is up-to-date with the latest Unicode emoji recommendations after providing support for 2020's Emoji 13.1 in January's JoyPixels 6.5 update.
Above: all 217 new emoji designs featured in JoyPixels 6.5, released earlier this year.
JoyPixels 6.6 update several hundred designs, as is the norm for JoyPixels releases.
All of the smiley emojis have had their horizontal gradient subtly tweaked, while those that feature single drops of tears or sweat have had these altered.
Other designs with more substantive changes in JoyPixels 6.6 can be found across all other emoji categories, such as 🍔 Food & Drink, ⚽ Activity, and 💡 Objects. A selection of these are highlighted below.
🔥 Fire has been reshaped and now has three wisps of flame emerging from its blaze.
📺 Television is now a bright red and includes some retro in-build legs.
🎆 Fireworks now shows two bright explosions in a deep blue night sky.
🥪 Sandwich has had its contents reordered and now includes tomato slices.
🥡 Takeout Box is now closed without any chopsticks on display.
🥤 Cup with Straw is now teal and has a white plastic lid holding a new plastic straw.
🥮 Moon Cake no longer had a slice removed and has a more elaborate imprint on its upper crust.
🦕 Sauropod is now teal instead of green.
🌄 Sunrise Over Mountains now includes bright rays into a purple and red sky.
🪶 Feather is now fuller and shaded brown instead of tinted blue.