How to change Facebook Emoji default yellow color

change Facebook Emoji skin color

Now-a-days, emoji is one of the familiar feature of social media. Just a couple of weeks ago Facebook presented us with a complete redesign of all the emoji on its platform. Tired of each device showing the emoji in one way or another, according to how each manufacturer would have liked to design them, Facebook has created a unique and updated design of hundreds of emoji. Learn how to change Emoji color on Facebook messenger as well as Facebook web version.

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In addition to the consistency, these new emoji bet strong for diversity, adding more emoji with women as protagonists and including the possibility of modifying the skin color of emoji: from lighter to darker, or staying with the usual yellow.

How to change Facebook default Yellow Emoji skin color ?

Not all emoji may change to different skin colors. The most generic faces are still yellow-emoticon, but it is possible in the more realistic design expressions or in the hands, which are not few.


This method will work both for sending Emoji using Facebook web version as well for Facebook Messenger app. But you can only change one Emoji color during sending message.

In those emoji where a different skin color is allowed, all you have to do to change it is to keep the emoticon pressed until the selection menu opens in Facebook messenger. If you’re on the phone, it’s a long touch.

changed emoji colors

It’s not very difficult, is it?

If you want to send Emoji again, you need to change default Yellow color again. Do you want this Emoji color change permanent, read below method.

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How to permanently change default Yellow skin color of Emojis ?

Now, if you want to use a skin color most of the time, leaving the button pressed with a long press can be a bit tiresome. Luckily, Facebook has also thought about this.

To change the skin color can only be done, at least for now, from the Facebook website. Follow these steps:

  • In the Chat window, click on the Options icon
  • On the menu, choose Emoji
  • Select the skin color you want to mark as the default

select emoji color

Although this menu is only found in the Facebook web version, the option also applies when you use Facebook Messenger with the same user account on your phone.

Do you find this function interesting or do not you think it is necessary? If you want to be an expert of Facebook, read our article in Facebook category.

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