When it comes to emoji, nothing is more exciting than getting a big batch of news ones via the latest iPhone update. However, when Apple releases iOS 10 this fall, not only can you expect new emoji characters, but also bigger emojis, the ability to automatically swap text with emoji, and several other huge changes to your Messages app.
During the keynote presentation at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, company executives revealed some of the latest updates to software for the Apple Watch, Mac, Apple TV, and iOS devices like your iPhone that you can expect this fall, including several significant new features coming to the Messages app. Here are a few of the highlights, including the big changes to emoji:
Way bigger emoji
Emoji characters will appear three times bigger in your messages, meaning you'll actually be able to see the difference between characters like the relaxed face and the blush face.
This feature makes your iPhone smart enough to predict what emoji you want to use based on what you've already typed and suggests it so you don't have to tap around looking for it on the emoji menu. For example, if you type "My lips are se" (sealed), the predictive text section of your keyboard will serve up the zipper mouth face emoji.