by Brandon Butler
Face with Medical Mask Emoji is now smiling under the mask 10/4/2020

Sean Hollister for The Verge:

In a move that, I’m sure, has absolutely no relation to anything going on in the world today, Apple has quietly updated its “Face with Medical Mask” emoji with friendlier eyes, eyebrows, and rosy cheeks. Before, it looked a little lethargic. Now, it’s almost happy? You can practically imagine a smile underneath. […]

As Emojipedia points out, the new emoji is literally Apple’s existing “Smiling Face” with a mask on top.

I smile under my mask all the time.