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Font Awesome 6’s third Alpha release is out now! Along with more fine-tuning and fixes, we’ve added a few goodies and of course more icons.
With the release of Alpha 3, Font Awesome 6 now has 500+ all-new icons and 2,500+ icons in each of our 5 styles (including the new kid on the block, Thin). In this release, we’ve added more commissioned icons, more top community requests, and took another pass on many of our existing icons to add more pixel polish.
In Alpha 2, we made a bunch of improvements to our Styling Toolkit that takes the trouble out of sizing, rotating, stacking, and plain old using icons on the web. And as part of that work, we made our fa-spin flexible and customizable. But like our infinitely spinning icons, we couldn’t stop there…
We’ve added 4 additional animations that can be paired to any of our thousands of icons on the web. Make your
fa-heart skip a beat with the all-new
fa-beat. Make sure to warn someone of that
fa-flask-round-poison with our
fa-flash animations. And flip your favorite record or cassette, cameras, checks to be scanned, and even the
fa-script using our new
fa-flip animation. As with
fa-spin, these new animations are packed with easy customization via CSS Custom Properties. Oh, and they all play well from an accessibility perspective thanks to our new use of the prefers-reduced-motion media query.
We’ve prepped for some fun things to come by cleaning up the metadata around our icons. We’ve added a bunch of new search terms to make finding the right icon even easier. And we’ve revised all of our icon categories so that they’re balanced in both subject matter and icon counts.
You’ll also find a bunch of smaller tweaks and tightening of bolts with this pre-release. In our future Alphas and Betas, we’ll be focusing on other aspects of Version 6. And of course, we’ll be making things better with your feedback (thanks in advance) along the way.
Oh, and remember to check out the other Version 6 Alpha and Beta releases we’ve got out there too – like uploading your own icons, our Desktop Subsetter, an official WordPress Plugin, and more.Go try out Version 6’s Alpha 3!