Not everyone loves the new Facebook emojis; here’s how to disable them completely
Last week, following in the footsteps of Google and Apple, Facebook rolled out a new diverse set of emojis with a new Messenger update on all the major platforms. The new update gives an overhaul to the current offerings with 1500 new emojis, but even though there are tons of new emojis, not all users are happy with the new update.
Not only does the new set contains more skin tone options for numerous emojis, it also adds various elements that are aimed at feminine empowerment. Examples are female police officers and runners. By rolling out the update on Android, iOS, and desktop concurrently, Facebook has ensured that the emoji experience is consistent throughout the platform. The company wrote, “No matter what emoji you pick, it will now look the same for all Messenger users, regardless if the recipient is on Android, iOS or another platform.”
After the release of the emojis, there were mixed reactions on Twitter. While most users praised the new change, a large number didn’t like the update at all. Fortunately for those people, there’s a way to disable the new emojis, but Facebook has inexplicably only implemented the option on the iOS platform.
How to Disable Facebook Messenger’s New Emojis
Step 1: Launch the Facebook Messenger application on your iOS device.
Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Me’ tab located on the bottom-right of the interface.
Step 3: Tap on the Photos and Media menu item.
Step 4: Here you’ll see a button to toggle the new Messenger Emojis. Switch it off to revert to the default system emojis.
Your system will then revert to the normal emojis that you’ve grown to love.