To honor World Emoji Day, last year, Microsoft announced redesigned emojis that will be available across its products and services. In late 2021, Microsoft rolled out the 2D version of the redesigned emojis in Windows 11.
Today, Microsoft announced that 1800+ redesigned 3D emojis are now available in Microsoft Teams. These new emojis are modern and delightful and will bring the power of fun and play into your messages. Like the current version, the skin tone-enabled emojis will continue to have 6 skin tone options.
Microsoft Teams in Desktop, Web, Mobile, and Meetings will have the following changes:
- Emojis in chat and channels messaging will update to the new Fluent style, along with delightful animations for applicable emojis
- Reactions in chat, channels, and live meeting reactions will update to the new Fluent style
During the preview phase, some emojis may blend in with certain backgrounds. In case you are worried about the issues, you can turn off the preview to stay in the old emoji style for now.
“Emoji are solidifying their role as integral communication tools in our online spaces, and you’ll be able to use each of these refreshed and new emoji across platforms and devices,” Microsoft Design team wrote during the launch of these new emojis.