37 New Emoji – “Pregnant Man” Emoji Revealed, More Skin Tones & Deeper Emotions

Images via Emojipedia

Where do Emoji come from? They’re approved and released by a non-profit called the Unicode Consortium based in California, USA. They’re the only organization that’s recognized worldwide and by tech giants like Apple, Microsoft & Google – everyone follows Emoji guidelines according to Unicode.

Apple’s Version of the Latest Set of Emoji

According to Emojipedia, which is part of the Unicode Consortium, a new set of Emoji has been released, including a lot of new emotions, people, and skin colors. They’re very welcoming to all walks of life. Apple, which has one of the most widely used phones globally, made their own versions of the Emoji.

The most notable of the new Emoji are “Person with Crown,” “Pregnant Person,” and “Pregnant Man.”

According to Emojipedia:

“Since 2019 vendors have been making considerable efforts to offer all people emojis with three different gender variants: one 👨 Man, one 👩 Woman, and a non-gender-specifying 🧑 Person.”

More Skin-Tones Can Now Shake Hands

Included in this new Emoji set is a wide range of skin colors. As depicted below:

According to Emojipedia, this new set of Handshake Emoji comes with skin tone modifiers – making it super-easy to change the color of the Emoji according to your liking.

More Facial Expressions

An Emoji update wouldn’t be complete without a set of new emotions to express yourself with.

According to Emojipedia:

“While 🫢 Face with Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth may look familiar to many, this is a new emoji, intended to be displayed with open/neutral eyes on all platforms.

🤭 Face with Hand Over Mouth has a new appearance in iOS 15.4 beta 1, now showing with smiling eyes to match other major vendors.

This disambiguation should help avoid emoji confusion when 🤭 is sent in future.”

iPhone users can expect to see these new Emoji when Apple releases their new iOS 15.4 update, which is arriving in the near future. iOS Beta users, however, already have access to this new set. Other phone users, Android, etc., can see these new Emoji as their vendors roll out new updates.

We are delighted to see more walks of life being included. The Trans community had very little representation in the emoji world, but that is not the case anymore – which takes us one step closer to a more welcoming and loving digital world.

You can check out all 37 new iOS 15.4 Emoji over at Emojipedia here.


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