Whatโ€™s New on World Emoji Day 2021

Whatโ€™s New on World Emoji Day 2021

Happy World Emoji Day! Held on July 17 every year, hereโ€™s our quick rundown on the day, and what has been announced this year. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿฅณ

Why July 17th? It's all about the ๐Ÿ“… Calendar emoji:

As for today's unfolding festivities, I've curated the day's most interesting announcements, statistics, and awards-oriented happenings below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ“ฃ Announcements

Google have announced that new emoji designs coming to a variety of their platforms (including Gmail!), but more importantly a way to ensure old Android phones get updates.

Microsoft revealed a cute new 3D emoji set. A select number of these are currently available now their Flipgrid social learning platform, with the full set coming to Microsoft Teams and Windows later this year. ๐ŸŽจ

Skype's set of animated emoticons are now displayed on Emojipedia alongside their Unicode-equivalent emojis. ๐Ÿฅณ


Above: Microsoft's new emoji designs, announced ahead of World Emoji Day 2021.

๐Ÿ‘€ New Emojis

Emoji 14.0 is due for approval this September. What better time than World Emoji Day to look ahead to the final candidates, to get a feel for what might be on phones in 2021-2022.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Statistics

Thereโ€™s a lot of statistics around right now! Hereโ€™s some that jumped out to me:

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๐Ÿ† Awards

This year's World Emoji Awards results are in, with the following four winners:


๐Ÿ‘€ More on World Emoji Day

While World Emoji Day always has interesting news, announcements and sometimes events or activities, that's not everything.

There's a lot that happens on World Emoji Day 2021 that is purely in the side of being a fun distraction on social media.

The playful side of World Emoji Day isn't generally covered in detail here on Emojipedia, but to see what's been happening the best place is the #WorldEmojiDay hashtag on your social platform of choice.

Or check out the official World Emoji Day accounts:

...and of course the websites: