Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate this day, both Android and Apple’s iOS and macOS are sharing details on new emojis coming to these popular operating systems. The Unicode Consortium approved the new emojis that are part of Emoji 12.0 that will come with Android Q, iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.
Android is getting 65 new emojis including 53 gender-inclusive ones coming with Android Q and will have additions with character differences such as between guide dog and regular dog, sloth and otter.
Others expected include waffle and garlic emojis plus new ones to celebrate events such as the Diya lamp for Diwali celebrations.
Gender ambiguous emojis will feature but like the rest of the current emojis, you can select between female or male. There’s also multicoloured couples emojis too. Pixel users in the Android Beta can view them but can’t send them to other users.
Following Google’s approach with the new emojis for Android, Apple will also launch the new emojis for its iOS and macOS for their devices including the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple watch.
Thew emojis will feature disability themed options and the ability to select skin tone and gender for its other emojis such as the holding hands emoji that gets up to 75 options.
Just like Android, Apple will also feature new food emojis such as the waffle, garlic, falafel and butter plus new animals including sloth, skunk, flamingo and orangutan.
Others include a one-piece swimsuit and a smiley face for yawning.
When to expect the new emojis
Android Q will ship with the new emojis while Apple says that the new emojis will come later this year either with iOS 13 or iOS 13.1.
Other new and emojis worth mentioning include diving mask, parachute, yo-yo, ballet shoes, drop of blood, briefs and shorts, bandage and stethoscope. You can check out all the emojis here.