LG Velvet

  • Vendor: LG
  • Version: Velvet
  • Release Date: Jan. 30, 2021
  • Emojis: 3072

From early 2021, Android 11 began rollout out for LG Velvet devices in select regions.

Alongside Android 11 came the first update LG's emoji set since early 2016, which reintroduced the vendor’s own emoji set to eligible devices. From 2017 until this update, LG devices used the stock Android emoji set from Google.

This update introduced emojis from 2016's Emoji 3.0 up to 2019’s Emoji 12.0 to the LG emoji set. It also revised many emoji designs within the 😃 Smileys & People category.

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About LG Emojis

Select LG devices use their own emoji images which are different to those used on other Android devices.

Prior to 2016 all LG devices carried LG’s own emoji designs. However, LG phones sold from 2017 between and early 2021 used the stock Android emoji set from Google.

This changed in early 2021 with the rollout of Android 11 to LG Velvet devices, reviving and expanding the LG emoji set to include support for up to 2019's Emoji 12.0 recommendations.

Note: WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook have their own emoji designs which are used instead of Google or LG emojis in their respective apps on Android devices.