History of Emoji
Emoji were originally created by Japanese companies in 1998 to help facilitate electronic communication. Originally there were 172 12×12 pixel emoji.
By 2015 Emoji use had exploded. In fact, Oxford Dictionaries named ? (Face With Tears of Joy) as its 2015 Word of the year. The American Dialect Society declared ? (eggplant) to be the “Most Notable Emoji” of 2015 in their Word of the Year vote.
So what technically is an Emoji?
Emoji are simply a number that translates to a picture. The number is what computers and mobile devices share however by the time the user sees the code it has already been converted to an image representation. However, the exact image isn’t a standard, so an emoji could appear differently on various computers and mobile devices.
So Emoji can appear differently to different people?
Yes. In fact certain emoji look different between Apple, Google, and Samsung products. Since the emoji is simply a code for a specific type of picture the manufacturer is free to create any pictorial representation of that code. As manufacturers tried to provide higher quality emoji for their customers they changed the way an emoji looks on their platform.
Here is an example of what the Angry emoji looks like on Apple, Google and Samsung
So how do I copy Emoji?
Glad you asked. Since emoji are just a code that represents a picture all you need is access to the original code number. We have created a page of the original representation of emoji without a pictorial representation. They are simply text. You can copy these and paste them. Depending on where you paste them and what browser or program reads them they will appear differently but similar because the pictures are based on that code number.
To view all our emojis for copy and pasting Click Here