It’s no secret that the emoji world is still very white. There are many valid arguments for why this is, but the bottom line is that there just aren’t enough skin tones represented in the emojis. The new update to WhatsApp lets you change the skin tone of each individual emoji.
Needless to say, it’s a game changer. Couple emojis now come in different shades of brown and black, allowing users to make their own emoji, rather than relying on the default white couple that has become synonymous with love.
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The update has been praised by fans of color all over social media, as well as those who are happy to see representation in what was once an exclusionary space.
What does this update mean?
This update is a game changer for all users of color. The emoji space was previously an exclusionary space, meaning that if you weren’t white, you could not have the couple or family emojis that are so prevalent in our society.
As Mariama Muhangi said on Twitter, “Significant victory for women of color who never considered dating men with lighter skin because there was no representation in the emoji keyboard.” Now there are brown people to represent.
By adding these new skin tones, WhatsApp has made it possible to put your own identity into your emoji choices. And since this feature is available to everyone, regardless of race, it’s not just black people who are benefitting from the update.
What does this mean for your business? Social media campaigns are all about showing off your personality and what makes your brand unique. So why not try out different couples or families and see what resonates best with your audience?
The implications of this update?
As the world becomes increasingly diverse, it’s important for companies to represent that. When an emoji doesn’t show diversity, it can be implicit (or explicit) in its exclusion of certain groups.
This update is important because it’s bridging this gap and showing that people of color are acknowledged by WhatsApp.
This update is also important because it opens the door for more representation in the future, which will make people feel like they’re seen and part of something (and not just a single skin tone).
How does this update affect WhatsApp users?
As of now, it doesn’t seem as though this update will have as significant an impact as the ability to change the colors of individual emojis. However, it could help spark conversations about diversity and representation in digital spaces.
In other words, it’s not just about changing the colors of emoji characters—it’s also about opening up conversations about what other types of updates might be necessary for platforms to better represent their diverse user base.
What is the future of emoji diversity?
The future is now. With this new update, WhatsApp is able to offer a variety of skin tones to represent couples. This is a long overdue but necessary change that will hopefully lead to more diversity in the emoji world.
It’s important to note that though the app offers the option of different skin tones, they are still limited to brown and black. There are plenty of people who need representation that aren’t black or brown, so there’s still work to be done. Hopefully this new update will pave the way for more diversity in the future of emojis!
Could emoji diversity lead to positive outcomes?
The power of representation is incredible and we need to take advantage of it.
It’s time for us to be more inclusive and sensitive to the needs of our diverse customers. Emoji diversity is a step in the right direction, but there’s more work to be done.
What would you like to see next? How can we make sure everyone feels included, no matter their race or ethnicity?
The world of emojis is finally becoming more diverse, and we couldn’t be happier. The new update to WhatsApp will allow users to select different skin tone combinations for couple emojis, so now people of color have the opportunity to see themselves being represented in this once exclusionary space. This is a game changer.