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Sunday, May 3, 2009

New in Gmail Labs: Extra Emoji

After the successful launch of the few emoticons in Gmail, Google was not satisfied with it so they recently launched Extra Emoji in Gmail Labs to express yourself to the fullest. Now you can say that this new added feature is (great).

Steps to enable Extra Emoji:

  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Go to the following path Setting –> Labs tab and scroll down to locate “Extra Emoji”. 
  3. Select “Enable” and then click “Save Changes”.
  4. You are done !

Start using your imagination and make the most out of these new emoticon which is divided into 13 different categories such as fruits, animals, cool signs etc. in your email.


All these extra emoticons were added by the Gmail team in Japan  from the secret underground labs of some of the top Japanese mobile carriers which is used with their permission.

[via: Official Gmail blog]



At May 19, 2009 at 2:35 AM , Blogger baron said...

cool stuff.. but what about gmail chat? any idea on how to incorporate the Emoji in gmail chat?

At May 19, 2009 at 3:35 AM , Blogger ravish said...

Yup this is cool stuff.

However right now I am unaware of incorporating the Emoji in Gmail chat, but whenever I get to know how to do it I will definitely write about about it.

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At May 21, 2009 at 9:49 PM , Blogger techtasks said...


At May 22, 2009 at 8:24 PM , Blogger ravish said...

Yes, this is a great stuff.

At June 21, 2009 at 8:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wondering what choice to use if I am going to send an email from my PC with Gmail and using emoji to my fiance in Japan. She has Softbank and we use to text all the time using emoji?? Should I choose Unicode8 or just the default settings?? I am in the USA and she is in Japan. Thanks!

At July 8, 2009 at 6:26 AM , Blogger ravish said...


Sorry for late reply.

Default settings would be fine.


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