Technology.am (May 1, 2009) — A new feature in Gmail Labs, Extra Emoji, adds more than 1000 emoticons in your emails.
Emoji is the Japanese term used for emoticons. All additional emoticons actually come from Japanese phone carriers, each of which has its own set that works across all handsets.
The icons are divided into 13 different categories, the first two being the standard ones from Gmail.
Some of the new categories include things like national flags, more animals, road signs, and animations.
Extra Emoji icons enable you to login to your Gmail account, go to the ‘Labs’ tab under Settings, scroll down to the ‘Extra Emoji’ option, check the ‘Enable’ box and hit ‘Save Changes’ button.