If iOS 8 were a person, I’d give her a high five !!!
If you are suddenly seeing lots of “Aliens” in messages you are receiving or tweets on Twitter, don’t panic it’s not that planet Earth has been invaded, it is that you haven’t updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.3, or your Mac to OS 10.10.3 yet
Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8.3, bringing with it a slew of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Apple also released a redesigned emoji keyboard complete with a more racially diverse set of characters. In other words, instead of only finding one color of emoji faces and hands within the keyboard, you now have a more realistic sample of colors to represent the various races in the world.
Accessing the new emoji is a simple process, so long as you know where to look. When composing a message and you want to insert an emoji, tap on the globe icon on your keyboard to cycle through active keyboards. Eventually you’ll come upon the new, easier to navigate emoji layout. Long-pressing on an emoji will bring up alternative options. For those emoji with alternative colors available, a dialogue will display for you to pick from. The basic smiley faces don’t have color options, but nearly everything representative of a person will. Going forward the last color you picked will be the default color for that respective emoji.
Next, make sure you have the emoji keyboard enabled. Launch Settings, General, Keyboard, Keyboards and finally Add New Keyboard if emoji isn’t listed.
But what not many people know is that you can have your picture on your keyboard as well. Go to Keypad > Settings > theme > customized > take a photo/gallery. In this manner you can set your favourite picture on your keyboard and also adjust its opacity.
We think you should update your iPhone and Mac right away and enjoy whole range of racially diverse Emojis. For the android users, looks like the wait will pertain. Stay tuned for more inside details on iOS 8.3