Free Press Journal
  • Instagram makes emojis more accessible with new update

    Washington DC: With the new update in Instagram, emojis have become more accessible.Instagram has now added personalized emoji shortcuts to its app, placing your most used emoji above your keyboard. The new feature for Android and iOS has been in public testing since May.

  • Post-split, Halle Berry gives up on love

    Halle Berry says she is “done with love” following her split from music producer Alex Da Kid. The Oscar winner wrote that in an Instagram Story on Wednesday. She also shared a photograph of rope in the shape of a heart and added three emojis of a flexed arm muscle, reports usmagazine.com.

  • WhatsApp ‘Status’ could now share photos, videos and GIFS

    New York: Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has updated to “Status” feature that allows users to share images and videos with their contacts on WhatsApp in a secure way. WhatsApp’s Status feature lets users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be visible to selected friends for 24 hours, before disappearing. “As a utility, we’re focused on building features that will be used around the world

  • Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook

    London: On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

  • ‘Grin’ emoji wins millions of hearts globally

    New York: Except the romantic French who prefer ‘heart’ emoji, people worldwide love the ‘grin’ emoji the most, reveals new research that looked at 427 million messages from nearly four million smartphone users in 212 countries, according to IANS.

  • Whatsapp adds new camera features

    New Delhi : Messaging app Whatsapp has added new camera features which will allow users to write and draw on photos and videos as well as add emojis to them.

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    Apple brings gender equality in its emojis

    New York: Technology giant Apple on Tuesday launched a new iOS emoji pack that show women playing more sports and performing jobs that, prior to the launch, were male-oriented, reports IANS. The icons will be available on devices running the new iOS 10, the company announced in a statement.

  • Robbie Williams launches own emojis

    London: Singer Robbie Williams has launched his own range of emojis on his new app, the RobbieMoji.

  • Now, have fun with new Trump emojis on Facebook

    New York: A new browser extension makes reactions expressed on social networking site Facebook a little more fun by allowing users to react to news through a wide range of emojis featuring US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Facebook recently rolled out its Reactions — a line-up of six emojis each expressing different emotions like “Love,” “Wow,” “Haha,” “Sad,” and “Angry”.

  • Indonesia bans ‘gay’ emojis on messaging apps

    Jakarta :  In the latest crackdown on gay rights in Indonesia, the government has demanded all instant messaging apps remove same-sex emoticons or face a ban in the Muslim-majority country.

  • Eggplants trump bananas in sex emojis study

    New York : Eggplants are way more popular than bananas — at least when it comes to sexually charged emojis used on Twitter, says a study.

  • Emojis: Some love to send poop, others pizza

    London : People are increasingly using emojis to convey their feelings and emotions, but the using pattern is influenced by the local culture, reveals an interesting new study, reports IANS.