Google Gmail

  • Vendor: Google
  • Version: Gmail
  • Release Date: Oct. 23, 2008
  • Emojis: 79

Google released an original set of 79 animated emoji characters for Gmail on 2008-10-23. Designed by Ryan Germick and Susie Sahim, this set was known internally at Google as goomoji. These unique designs were implemented following Gmail's initial emoji support in Japan, which used images from au by KDDI.

66 of the 79 emojis in this set map directly to the first emoji code points added to Unicode 6.0. The remaining 13 emojis were added to Unicode in subsequent years.

Implemented using Private Use Area code points, these have been mapped to their modern Unicode code points for display here.

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About Google Emojis

Google emoji images are used on stock Android devices (such as Pixel phones), Gmail Web Interface, Google Hangouts, and ChromeOS. These are provided as part of the Noto Emoji project. These images are also used for Slack on non-Apple platforms including Windows, Linux, and Android.

Platform vendors such as SamsungLG and HTC use some or all of their own emoji images. Apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook use their own emoji images, while Signal and Telegram for Android use Apple emoji images.

New emojis were released by Google as part of Android 9.0 Pie in August 2018. A beta for Android Q previews some upcoming emojis for 2019.

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