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IKEA has just released an emoji keyboard, a new app with over 100 emoticons that can be downloaded for iPhone and Android devices.

“Men and women have always found difficulty in communication. In the home situation misunderstandings occur most around clutter. And that is why IKEA introduces Emoticons: a communication tool to ensure universal love and understanding in your home. All your hints, desires and questions will be understood right away. Give it a try. Start spreading happiness.” – IKEA

ikea emoticons app

I think this is a great idea and all the emoticons are so cute, but the problem is that it doesn’t work like real emoticons would. When using the keyboard you have to paste the picture into your message after selecting it, resulting in it appearing as an image rather than an emoticon. That’s a little disappointing, as it would be so nice to be able to use these as actual emoticons when writing messages. But I understand that this is mostly created for marketing and also for the funny factor, so well done again IKEA! (Who doesn’t remember the IKEA catalogue launch video Bookbook, hilarious! They are on a roll..)


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