For some reason, whenever I type emojis from the keyboard, it turns them into image emojis. Here are some examples:
This is the original combo of emojis:
...and this is the result of sending or saving the draft:
This is the original emoji:
...and here is what it looks like when the draft is saved or sent:
When a customizable person emoji exists in the email, it sends a weird combination of other Unicode symbols and other emojis, and I certainly know those combos are what holds inside the custom person emojis on Google.
I really want to turn this function off, so that emojis of 2021 are compatible. Some emojis just won't turn into images at all, because Google did not update emojis for Gmail, but they did update them for 2021 on Chrome OS. I sent feedback once, but they didn't do anything about it in months; and sent it to Google Community, but they told me to use feedback instead in the actual Gmail window where the (?) button exists to give feedback, along with a screenshot. So far, nobody did anything about it. Is there a way to turn this feature off?