There are more than 70 new emojis coming to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update. The colourful characters were first announced back in February by the Unicode Consortium, the group that decides on new emojis. The new emoji designs, were created based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0, includes even more hair options to better represent people with braids, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, and new smiley faces that bring more expression to Messages with a cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts.
The kangaroo and parrot made it to the growing list of animals represented on the emoji keyboard! Not forgetting the addition of new food emoji for mango, lettuce, cupcake, moon cake and other popular items.
Many additional characters across sports, symbols and more, will launch later this year, including a new superhero emoji, a softball, nazar amulet and infinity symbol. They will be rolled out automatically in a free software update later this year.
Note: There are thousands of emoji are currently available on iOS, watchOS and macOS, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more.