We *heart* this! Apple just announced at their Worldwide Developers Conference that Emojis are going to be bigger — and therefore better — than ever. Get all of the details right now.
Talk about a *thumbs up*: at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 in San Francisco, senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi delivered some great news: emojis are about to be made three times bigger in the new iOs update. Check out the Interweb’s excited reactions right here!
“People really love emoji, so we’ve made them three times bigger,” Craig announced at the conference. The response? *Clap emoji*
Check out fans’ enthusiastic reactions on Twitter below:
“People really love emoji, so we’ve made them three times bigger.”
I’m totally cool with this. #WWDC2016
— Jasmine Friedrich (@jrfbz) June 13, 2016
— iCrackUriDevice (@iCrackUriDevice) June 13, 2016
Crowd goes wild for 3X sized emojis
AND EMOJI PREDICTIONS
AND TAP TO REPLACE WORD WITH EMOJIFIABLE WORDS
DYING RN #WWDC2016
— Ghost in the Machine (@hopefulcyborg) June 13, 2016
We are that much closer to the first all-emoji 🍏🔑📝 #WWDC2016
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) June 13, 2016
— Troy Osinoff (@yo) June 13, 2016
Apple also announced at the conference that you’ll be able to replace words with emojis with just a tap, saving you the time it takes to search for the perfect icon. “[The] feature allows users to ’emojify’ words after a message has been typed, highlighting specific words in orange and allowing users to transform them into linked emoji on the fly,” TheVerge reports. For example, if you type the word “baseball”, the phone will highlight the word and give you the option to replace it with the emoji.
CEO Tim Cook also had a few visionary words to share with the crowd at the conference. “We believe technology should lift humanity and enrich people’s lives in all the ways people want to experience it — whether that’s on the wrist, in the living room, on the desk, in the palm of their hand, in the car or even automating their home,” he said. Here are more new features that were announced at the keynote today:
Updated interface for Apple Music
Apple News subscriptions
Apple Pay expansion
Mac operating system rebranding
Apple TV operating system update, named tvOS
Appel Watch operating system improvements
HollywoodLifers, are you pumped that emojis are going to get bigger? Which Apple update are you most excited for?