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General Able to swap default emoji gender?

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  1. redcomputer

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    I recently got the Pixel 2 and used emoji for the first time recently. It's great that Google decided to create a much more inclusive set of emoji for men and women; I imagine that's very appreciated by many!

    As I've been typing, I've found it mildly annoying to continue to long-press on emojis featuring people to change it to the male character. I do so because I identify as a man and prefer using an emoji which best reflects my gender.

    Is there an option anywhere to swap which gender is viewed by default?

    Thanks!
     

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    I.... I didn't even realize that you could long press to change them. Thanks for that tip!

    But no, I've not seen an option anywhere for defining your emoji preferences (gender and/or skin tone).
     
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    I don't think so.

    Many emoji are effectively asexual, especially the yellow smilies. And if you send or someone sends you an emoji of a male waving or female waving, that's what's seen.

    Some emoji do specifically show a gender...
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    Yep, no issues with the yellow smiles and such. I was specifically referring to the gendered emojis.

    I know it's a very minor annoyance, but this would be a nice feature to have nonetheless.
     
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    Be sure to use Settings > System > About phone > Send feedback about this device to submit a feature request to Google. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    Done. :)
     
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