Examples of the redesigned people emoji
Emoji are designed on a single grid to maximize readability and consistency.
We used the grid to create angle and scale standards. In Android N (top row), the animals’ postures, angles, and styles were inconsistent.
Reusable emoji expression components cover a wide range of emotions.
We shared many of the eye and mouth components between the expression and animal emoji.
Colors reinforce emotion
Gradients and tonal strokes ensure emoji are legible across any background color.
The new color system unifies the emoji set.
A sampling of the 69 new emoji.

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