Microsoft showed off the 3D emoji in Windows 11, but they never made it to the final Windows 11 version. A Window user told a Microsoft designer that they wanted the emoji in the OS, and he replied, “We’re working on that.” Later, he put out a blog post on LinkedIn discussing Microsoft’s emoji decisions and its plans going forward. We have no idea when Microsoft will change from the 2D to 3D design, but considering the company switched back to a flat design without any comment. It could be a matter of Microsoft figuring out how to make the more advanced emoji work in Windows without slowing things down. Only time will tell when (and if) the emoji arrive, but there’s hope . . .