Google's Noto Emoji initiative makes available, at no cost to users, the emoji of the future. To begin, Android and other Google projects will support the 31 new emojis required by Unicode 15.0 (bringing the total to 3,664) in the first few months of next year.
The ability to support animation is one of the main improvements. View a sample of it below. You can also browse at all of the animations that are currently offered here; you can download them as GIFs and video files and use them right away.
Google is also converting to COLRv1, a brand-new typeface format. Since these are vector pictures, the font files are lower (Twitter's “Twemoji” icon set went from 9MB to 1.85MB, for example). They also maintain their sharpness when scaled up.
The COLRv1 emojis provide smooth gradients, and you can even change the color scheme. At the moment, only the app or browser can alter colors. This is a quick and easy method that apps may utilize to add some brand coloring to emojis, such as for quick and simple night mode emoticons. Here is an example of what is feasible.
The inability to send emojis with customized colors is a significant drawback of the available technology. You may generate personalized emoji stickers using the Emoji Kitchen function of the Gboard keyboard as a workaround.