It has been four years since Unicode officially accepted our Power Symbols proposal into the standard. Now I’m delighted to announce that users on iOS 14 are finally able to use the full set of Power Symbols.
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They’re available to use in the browser, in emails, and messages.
Here’s how they look, in both dark and light mode:
Yup can see them on iOS 14 👍 pic.twitter.com/hpue9dgAKU— Mark Baker (@Mark_Baker_UK) September 16, 2020
Sadly, Android users still can’t take advantage of these new symbols. Although Google have added them to their Noto fonts – they show a curious reluctance in rolling them out to Android. Hopefully this new iOS availability will help them reconsider.
Huge thanks to the gang at Apple for helping bring these characters to millions of users. It’s fantastic to see a tiny proposal to a standard suddenly be made available world-wide. Although it isn’t technically an emoji, I’m excited to see people using it for all sorts of things.