OMG! Google is planning to launch an emoji keyboard, celebrating women, and we are SO ready for it! ‘Femojis’ will highlight all female professions around the world. Check out the cool characters here.
Who run the world? Girls! Google wants to celebrate women by launching an incredible emoji keyboard, Femojis, which will highlight the various roles women take up in the professional world.
“For millions of people around the world, emoji(s) are an important means of communication — and a strong representation of culture. Yet the roles of people in the workplace cannot be communicated with emoji(s). This is especially true for women,” a proposal Google sent to the the Unicode Consortium, the organization that controls the development of emojis says. The formal request detailed its “goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.”
Although the official keyboard has not yet been released, a sample set of Femojis showed a representation of women in music, education, business, medicine, food services, and technology. The characters are dressed in lab coats, medical scrubs, business suits, and holding a number of props to represent the millions of female doctors, construction workers, scientists, and professionals around the world. SO cool!
“No matter where you look, women are gaining visibility and recognition as never before,” the proposal continued. “Isn’t it time that emoji(s) also reflect the reality that women play a key role in every walk of life and in every profession?”
The Femojis keyboard is primarily designed for its core audience of women under 30, whom are the most frequent users of emojis, but this is a huge deal for everyone! Especially during a time when so many people are getting involved in the feminist movement, it’s so important to continue to find ways to showcase all women and their contributions to the world. And come on, everyone loves emojis. We could totally see Taylor Swift, 26, and some of our fave celebs using these.
Google wants Unicode to standardize the keyboard by the end of 2016, although it’s a little unclear if it will be available for Android and iOS users. So cross your fingers because this has to happen.
HollywoodLifers, are you as excited as we are for Femojis? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.