We offer Android (Blob & Oreo), Emoji One, Twitter and iOS style emojis for all Textra users irrespective of Android firmware version.
Select your preferred style from Textra Settings > Customize Look > Emoji Style.
You access your chosen emoji style using the + icon to the left of the message field in the conversation (not your keyboard).
For diversity, long press on a 'human skin emoji' (for example a hand gesture) to see diversity (skin tone color) options.
IMPORTANT: These emoji are ONLY available in Textra and not system wide (so not in your keyboard app).
Of course your friends need a smart phone and app capable of rendering the latest emojis. Emojis are a global standard but a lot of phones are not yet up to date. That's why we added them all to Textra!
Tip: Long press an emoji to see it magnified.