'Emoldjis': Gran's call for older people's lives to be reflected


Diane Hill, from Coventry, felt that existing smiling, sleepy and sad faces did not represent the lives and likes of older people.

The 56-year-old compiled her own "emoldjis" for the over 50s.

An artist sketched her ideas which were sent to off to the Unicode Consortium which regulates emoji updates.

Ms Hill said: "I need something that shows pain because my back hurts, my knees hurt and I need emojis with glasses."

How to swap Facebook reactions for emojis of your choice

Reaction Packs for Chrome and Firefox let users replace the social network's reactive emoji with their own custom symbols.

With the extension installed, users can create their own emoji or replace the Reaction smileys with packs created by others.

There are already some absolute crackers to choose from, including Pokemon and Donald Trump. Nothing says 'I disapprove' quite like the outrageous presidential candidate's snarling face.

12-year-old girl faces criminal charges for using emojis

A 12-year-old girl from Virginia learned this lesson the hard way after being hauled up on criminal charges for an Instagram post that was laden with the gun, bomb and knife symbols.

The offending post was discovered by a resource officer at Lanier Middle School in Fairfax on December 14 and reported to the authorities, according to The Washington Post.

The poster was traced via the Instagram account's IP address, and she has since been charged with threatening the school and computer harassment.