Apple is making changes to the mask emoji to make it look happier during the pandemic.

The mask emoji has been used to imply signs of illness, but Apple has decided to give the mask-wearing Emoji a facelift.

Now, Apple has plans to tweak the little character, making it look as if it’s happy to be wearing a face covering, according to the emoji search engine Emojipedia. For those who are unfamiliar, the yellow emoticon currently has downturned eyes and wears a white mask.

This emoji has taken on a brand new meaning in 2020 because of the pandemic forcing people all over the world to wear face coverings.

Apple’s move to alter the Emoji follows Samsung, which gave their users a happier face mask emoji in March.

The face with medical mask emoji was originally added to iPhone iOS in 2008. The update will look just like Apple’s current “Smiling Face” Emoji, but with the addition of a a face mask on top.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/10/07/apple-making-mask-emoji-appear-happier-during-pandemic/5907935002/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apple-face-mask-emoji-smiling/