Microsoft open sources its 3D emoji #OpenSource @Microsoft
Microsoft has open sourced more than 1,500 of its 3D emoji, making them free for creators to remix and build upon. Almost all of Microsoft’s 1,538 emoji library are available on Figma and GitHub in a move that Microsoft hopes will encourage more creativity and inclusivity in the emoji space.
“Initially we were focused on building the body of work,” says Jon Friedman, Microsoft’s CVP of design and research, in an interview with The Verge. “The idea kinda just started popping around, and it aligned with our belief and perspective that the more open source we are internally and externally, the more product excellence we can build, and the more relevant we can be for all of humanity.”
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