Proposal to customize emojis submitted

The ability to customize emojis could be coming soon to a keyboard near you.

A new proposal submitted to Unicode, a nonprofit that regulates the coding standards including emojis, would allow users to change the digital images towards their preferences, The Independent reported on Tuesday.

The proposal, created by emoji specialists at Apple and Google, would allow users to change the hair color, the gender, and even physical appearance of the emojis. It could also give them the ability edit object emojis, such as changing the appearance of a flag or the direction of a knife, Independent reported.

The move follows last year's decision to introduce diverse emojis, which provided a wider range of skin tone options for various characters.

The proposal is under consideration at the Unicode Consortium, but will need support by the companies that it represents, including Apple and Google, to be implemented.

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