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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.

Winning!

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It’s been four years since messaging app Snapchat entered – and in many cases took over – our lives and it seems that’s time enough for the app’s owners to cash in on their success.

According to The Verge, one big change is coming to the app over the next few weeks and we’re not sure it’s one people will be overly pleased with.

Advertisements – which will have sound, be full screen and allow the companies who own them to redirect users towards their sites – will soon begin to play between friends’ stories on the app.

Because the ads will not be made by Snapchat themselves – as any ads which have previously appeared on the app have been – they are expected to look different to what's been seen up to now.

Thankfully the ads will be skippable and are expected to only feature occasionally between stories – rather than annoyingly break up any individual stories you may be watching.

The news comes just a week after the hugely successful app changed the layout of its Discover page.

Since users already watch 8 billion videos per day on the app, we hope the new ads are short – otherwise we’ll never get anything done.

 

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