We’re practically two months out from the public release of Windows 11, and Microsoft remains to be slowly updating bits and items of the working system that weren’t fairly prepared in early October. Microsoft introduced redesigned emoji back in July, and the following Home windows replace (model 22000.348, should you’re monitoring this kind of factor) adds those emoji to Windows 11.
The brand new emoji take away the daring, black outlines from the Home windows 10-era designs and alter the colours and shapes of some to make them match up higher with Apple’s, Google’s, and Samsung’s glyphs—evaluate the brand new design for Spiral Shell to the outdated one, for an instance. There are additionally a couple of cute Microsoft-specific touches, like a Clippy design for the paperclip emoji, although Ninja Cat seems to have been eliminated totally.
These emoji use the essential designs that Microsoft confirmed off earlier this yr—however with out animation or the “3D” touches, like added depth and shade gradients. The Verge speculates that it is a limitation of the vector graphics format Microsoft makes use of to show emoji in Home windows—utilizing vector graphics can cut back file sizes whereas making it so much easier to scale the dimensions of emoji up and down with out shedding sharpness or element, nevertheless it additionally works greatest with flat colours. We could but see the 3D animated emoji in different Microsoft apps, like Groups.
You will get the brand new emoji designs now should you set up the optionally available November 2021 Cumulative Replace for Home windows 11 from Home windows Replace; that replace shall be put in mechanically subsequent month. Home windows 10 customers will not be getting the brand new emoji designs.