Today, a small update to Messaging Emoticons was certified for the marketplace that adds the ability to pin entire messages to the start screen and the option to change pin behavior to open in the app instead of copying instantly. It should be available on the marketplace soon!
I also learned today via an article on WPCentral that Windows Phone 8 has fantastic emoticon support on the keyboard.That is definitely great news! The downside is that Messaging Emoticons won’t likely have much of a use-case on new handsets. I will, of course, evaluate this decision more thoroughly when I have a phone that runs Windows Phone 8, but for the time being, it seems as though Messaging Emoticons doesn’t really need to support WP8 as it’s no longer necessary.
I will say, though…the video below shows the emoticon keyboard filtering by category and including a “favorites” category that showcases your most-used emoticons. It may be a coincidence, but it certainly reminds me of the experience I offered through Messaging Emoticons!
Regardless, the app update should be available very soon for those of you sporting Windows Phone 7.5+ devices, and it’ll still be useful in those cases! Be on the lookout!