Fifty new emojis with variations totalling to over 230 icons will soon be updated to our smartphone libraries.
A large number of the new emojis focus on inclusivity, introducing icons for deaf people and people in wheelchairs. This year’s update will allow users to choose the race and gender of both people when choosing an emoji that features a couple. The Take a look at the latest additions below and visit emojipedia.com to view a full breakdown and for update information.
The final emoji list for 2019 has now been approved by the Unicode Consortium and includes a total of 230 new emojis coming to major platforms this year.
Additions include previously drafted candidates such as a Flamingo, Otter, and Guide Dog, as well as a Waffle, Hindu Temple, Sari, Sloth, and Mate.
2019 also expands the scope of people that can be represented, including people with various disabilities (proposed by Apple last year), a gender-inclusive couple, as well emojis which permit a mix of skin tones for people holding hands.” – emojipedia.com