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Apple should support emojis of different races

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DyslexicScientist Wed 23-Dec-15 21:54:10

I'm on android and I love that you can hold down on face emojis and then choose their race. However I've just discovered tonight that for two of my friends they always show up as yellow faces despite what race I select on my phone.

Apple should be on top of this right?

Creampastry Wed 23-Dec-15 21:55:13

You can choose different coloured faces on Apple. Yabu

DyslexicScientist Wed 23-Dec-15 21:56:40

Oh that's strange, on twibdifferent friends phones they all came up as yellow. Assumed it was apples fault

CakeNinja Wed 23-Dec-15 21:57:19

I can change this on my iPhone and iPad. Both have the most recent updates and I have only been able to do this for a month of or 2 since I did so.

MaisieDotes Wed 23-Dec-15 21:57:48

There's different coloured hair and skin colours available on the Apple emojis.

There's no red haired one though!

MaisieDotes Wed 23-Dec-15 21:59:05


VinylScratch Wed 23-Dec-15 21:59:28

But nobody is really yellow so why do they need to come in different races, can yellow not just represent everyone?

DyslexicScientist Wed 23-Dec-15 22:00:26

Oh OK looks like they need to update.

I can't find a red head either on android. That's pretty poor too imo

QforCucumber Wed 23-Dec-15 22:01:07

Hmm I'm on android and can't choose different colours for the emojis, yet dp who is woth apple has the hold down and choose colour option

DyslexicScientist Wed 23-Dec-15 22:01:45

I think, from reading a short history of everything, that the Chinese people think of themselves as yellow so I always thought it was a Chinese invention.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Wed 23-Dec-15 22:07:44

The Simpsons are yellow!

DyslexicScientist Wed 23-Dec-15 22:12:17

Actually looking more into it, apple have lgbt couples with a child. On android its only man woman and child. And on neither of them is a single parent and a child emojisad

usual Wed 23-Dec-15 22:13:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LynetteScavo Wed 23-Dec-15 22:13:54

You seriously think emojis represent Chinese people? confused

usual Wed 23-Dec-15 22:14:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WishingForSnow Wed 23-Dec-15 22:14:10

I think you're over-thinking things a bit.

BrandNewAndImproved Wed 23-Dec-15 22:16:18

Op the different colour emojies are WhatsApp not android.

Quiero Wed 23-Dec-15 22:19:33

Aren't they yellow precisely for this that they aren't representative of any race?

Fucking hell...what next? [exasperated emoji face of no specific race]

BatsUpMyNightie Wed 23-Dec-15 22:21:21

* They are not real. They are just stupid pictures*

Wisest comment of the night and certainly the only possible answer to this somewhat stupid thread!

BatsUpMyNightie Wed 23-Dec-15 22:21:58

<<goes back to hiding Goady Fucker threads>>

planter Wed 23-Dec-15 22:24:38

I noticed the other day there is no single parent emoji.

Fucking disgraceful 😊


Although fair enough for having every possible permutation of male/female/child.

DyslexicScientist Wed 23-Dec-15 22:26:31

Gosh this was a bit lighthearted, chill out some of you.

Planter should your post look like this?

Pigeonpost Wed 23-Dec-15 22:28:30

Plantar's post looks like this to me. This is precisely why MN need to scrap the ability to use phone emojis and stick with their own.

planter Wed 23-Dec-15 22:29:36


In the end I went for πŸ™ŽπŸ‘Ά

FlatOnTheHill Wed 23-Dec-15 22:29:43

Different colours on Whatsapp as someone else said.

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