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As excitement builds for the release of Apple’s newest emojis, iPhone users everywhere have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of one of the most misused symbols of our time.

While brunch lovers around the world celebrate the introduction of the bacon and avocado symbols, sexters have denounced alterations made to their beloved peach emoji.

Having long been the focus of not so subtle flirting, Apple’s highly anticipated upgrade will strip the peach emoji of its bum like exterior and swap it for an image which looks far more like the piece of fruit it is supposed to represent.

In defence of the current peach emoji, social media users are refusing to upgrade their phones, have launched a “SaveThePeachButt” tag and are even threating to sue the tech giant behind the move.  






Thankfully, the official launch date of iOS 10.2 has yet to be released, so those intent on sending peach butts to potential love interests still have time to do so.


As with any language, the emoji symbols were eventually bound to develop their own hidden meanings.  

But while we’re more than happy to use these little images to boost our sexting game, do we really need life-sized emojis arriving into the bedroom?

Well, according to the creators of the "Emojibator”, that is exactly what we need!

Refinery 29 has reported that the not so innocent aubergine emoji has reached the pinnacle of its fame by being made into an actual vibrator.

And – according to emojibator.com – this particular sex toy not only boasts ten different vibration settings, but also offers users a “healthy serving of Vitamin D” (yup, they actually went there).

On top of that, the Emojibator comes in discreet packaging, can be shipped worldwide and can even be used in the bath.

Between this and the Pokémoan products we found earlier this year, it seems there really is something for everyone.


Move over Kim K, it's Gary Beadle's turn to tamper with our texts as he sets out to make his mark on the weird and wonderful world of emojis.

The original Geordie Shore cast member has created his very own set of mobile friendly images that are now available for purchase through the Gazmoji app which – despite having only been launched last night – has already hit the number one spot on the App Store's list of top paid entertainment apps.

And if you though the Kimojis were NSFW, wait until you see what Gaz has to offer.

The Newcastle native told The Sun: "I wanted to make a new app that my followers will use and also get to number 1.  I don’t think anyone else in the UK has launched their own emojis so I just thought, why not?”

“The app star made us delete some more of the graphic Gazmojis but I think we have got away with quite a lot."  You think?

The Gazmojis – which are available for €0.99 on the Apple App Store – are very obviously inspired by Gary’s own life with jagerbombs, parsnips and his controversial white powdered Ferrari key all making the cut.

The reality star also told The Sun that "every single swear word" he uses is included in the graphic collection.

This isn't Gary's first attempt at breaking into the app business as he previously launched the Gazzd app which played Geordie catch phrases for its users, but so far it does seem to be his most popular venture.

Not only has the Gazmoji app topped the app charts, Gaz's colourful creations are also getting a whole lot of attention on Twitter.







We all love a good emoji (sassy girl, anyone?), but now two of our favourite things are coming together and it's going to be delightful.

If you love make-up but can't find a way to express your joy because you just bought the new NYX lippie, then things are going to get a lot easier for you.


#BEAUMOJI IS HERE! http://bit.ly/BeaumojiKB

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L'Oreal just announced that it is launching Beaumoji, the new emoji keyboard that's dedicated to all things pink and pretty.

It's like a beauty wonderland – there's every type of make-up product known to man and also really cute hairstyles for when you need to ask your BFF 'up or down'?


#BEAUMOJI IS HERE! http://bit.ly/BeaumojiKB

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And some major brands are also gaining big on this too as you'll see every label from NYX to Urban Decay.

For now, it's only available to use in the US (BOOOO) but we're hoping it'll come to Ireland very soon.


Soon there will be no need for words at all as we’ll be able write in pure emoji.

Well, that’s how it seems anyway since 72 new emojis have been added to the emojipedia.

The flamingo dancers and the princess will finally have their happy endings with the new dancing man and prince additions.

You no longer have to be plain old sick as you can now choose a sneeze emoji or a green nauseated face.

You can subtly imply someone is telling porkies with a long-nosed Pinocchio or go all out with a full on facepalm.

And clearly taking note of the new universal love of brunch there’s pancakes, avocados, croissants and bacon.  Thank God for that!

According to the New York Times that's not all  Apple has planned for emoji lovers.

They have reported that the tech giant is adding a very special texting feature to their phones – an emoji button which will highlight all the “emojifiable” words in your messages and convert them to emoji for you.

So when you think a picture would do the job of a thousand words, your phone will find that picture for you.



In her two years on earth Kim Kardashian’s first-born, North West, has accomplished more than most of us ever will.

As if mastering Snapchat and being declared a style icon wasn’t enough, the toddler now has her own personalised set of emojis.

Last night her reality star mother took to Instagram to reveal her latest set of kimojis – that’s Kim Kardashian emoji – and a North West side-eye collage was among them.

North isn’t the only family member to feature in the new collection – there’s also a number of different Kanye kimojis (because one just isn’t enough) and a green-haired Kylie Jenner emoji too.


As for Kim herself, there’s a slightly more racy image: a topless Kim with her middle finger raised which could be a reference to her topless selfie controversy earlier this year.

Although the rest of the collection has yet to be revealed, various reports have speculated that other celebrity faces could be among them, including Zayn Malik’s.

We can't wait!



In the year that we all became Beliebers (who would have thought?), the Brit Awards have honoured the bad boy by making him into an emoji.

The 21-year-old is set to play at the award show later this month, and to celebrate, JB has an official animated icon.

Of course his fans went crazy for it, and to be honest, we're loving it too. 

One fan said on Twitter, "Aww @justinbieber is the cutest emoji ever," while another wrote, "OMG! LOVE the Justin Bieber emoji. He defo gets our vote!!"

Justin is set to perform alongside Rihanna, The Weeknd, Coldplay and Little Mix on 24 February, so it's going to be some show.

But for now… we'll BRB, going to check out this new emoji. #JustinBieberBRITs.


Sunday can be the best day of the week, but depending on how your Saturday night went, it can also be the worst.

And, if you're dying from a hangover today, there is probably only one thing on your mind. FOOD. 

And we're talking about the ultimate hangover food, Chinese. #nomnomnom.

So, to satisfy your hangry craving, there is a wonderful new emoji to delight the world:

Proposals for Chinese take-away boxes, chopsticks, dumplings and fortune cookie emjoi have been made to Unicode, and we're hoping they will all appear in the next emoji update.

Now, hopefully in the future all we have to do is send a text with the Chinese box emoji and we'll be delivered glorious, hangover, Chinese food.


We all wish we had the millions that the Kardashians have, but one thing we wouldn't do with the money is make our own emojis.

Well, Kimmy K thought a range of her own emojis, creatively called Kimojis, would be a great idea to launch as a Christmas gift.

The reality star took to Instagram last night to announce the range, which will include emojis of her bum, boobs (yes, her bare boobs), her crying face (we all know the one) and even her naked pregnant body. 

The 35-year-old captioned her IG post,"KIMOJI'S APP LAUNCHES TOMORROW!!!"

There really is no stopping Kim Kardashian! And if she has her own emojis, we can only imagine what's coming up next. 


It is surely a sign of the times when we become excited for the release of new emojis when we could just use our WORDS, but some of these are pretty darn useful.

In fact, we can’t believe we didn’t have some of them before!

The Unicode Consortium, who approves the standardisation of new emojis, has just revealed its latest designs, which we can expect to see next year once approved.

So without further ado, here are the little people and things that we simply cannot wait to have at our fingertips.

The bride will FINALLY find her groom

The dancer in red will have a partner (and she lucked out because he is not unlike John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever)

Santa Claus will be reunited with Mrs Claus

The princess will find her prince (nawh)

Oh and cut out the hassle of a major pregnancy announcement because you can now just do it with an emoji!

There will also be a selfie emoji, a clown, a cowboy, a Pinocchio lying emoji and FINALLY a shrugging emoji!

And while we think we will definitely find the potato useful, we are particularly excited about BACON (and champagne obvs). 

Bring them on! 


If you hate the new Twitter heart feature, then you're not alone. Many people have complained on the social networking site about the tiny heart – and it seems the people over at Twitter might have actually listened. 

One user, _Ninji, accidentally stumbled upon a new feature that the company may or may not be working on. 

Instead of tapping the heart to like something, users might now be able to select from a range of different emojis to express how they feel. 

Based on the screengrabs from _Ninji, the selected emojis include the face with hearts for eyes, the crying face, the 100, and the party popper. 

The feature looks very like Facebook's new reaction buttons, which allows users to choose a different face to respond to comments and statuses on their newsfeeds. 

But the best thing about this story? The Verge made contact with Twitter for a comment on the feature, and they replied in probably the best (and worst) way possible:

 We can only interpret that as Twitter saying: "You'll have to wait and see."


Every year, the good people behind the Oxford English Dictionary release an official 'Word Of The Year' – and this year's entry is stirring up quite a bit of confusion.

To give you a sense of the types of words that generally make the cut, 2013 was officially the year of the 'selfie' which is impressive considering the word was only entered into the dictionary in that same year. 

'Selfie' and 'vape' (2014's entry) might make some sense, but this year's word of the year is sure to get you scratching your heads. 

Without further ado, the 2015 official word of the year is…

While it may be one of our favourite emojis (after the dancing lady in red and the embarrassed monkeys obvs), we are still not quite sure how the officially titled 'laughing with tears of joy' emoji constitutes a word. 

"Emojis have been around since the late 1990's, but 2015 saw their use, and the use of the word 'emoji', increase hugely," a spokesperson for the dictionary explains.

"The 'face with tears of joy' emoji was chosen because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015."

So there you have it folks! Mark this day as the day that an emoji has officially been recognised as a word. 

What next? Smart phones being recognised as pets? Puh-lease.