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The final emoji list for 2019 has now been approved by the Unicode Consortium and includes some awesome inclusive new emojis.

 

California, United States – While we still love and thrive on the use of actual words, sometimes emojis can help convey tone or even just make it easier to communicate emotions. Let’s be honest, sometimes tone and emotion are lost in text and we need help.

The Emoji people (Emojipedia) that create new ones every so often have really outdone themselves this time around. They are adding more inclusive emojis with a big focus on including people who are differently-abled. From having wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs to hearing aids, walking sticks and guide dogs, they have made a big effort to cover all the basics to include everyone.

“In the sixth major emoji update since 2014, much of the low hanging fruit has been addressed prior to this release. Skin tone support was added to the Unicode Standard in 2015, increased representation of women in 2016, gender inclusive people in 2017 and hair color additions in 2018.

2019 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.”

Not only are they more inclusive of people with disabilities, but they have also created mixed couples. Relationships are not just race or gender-bound anymore. While they have always had the males holding hands and the females holding hands, they have now incorporated races into these couple emojis. There will now be a couple emoji that can represent any couple in the world.

There are a total of 230 new emojis. We are so excited to see more inclusive emojis coming this year. It means that these big corporates really listen the wishes and needs of their consumers.

Watch the video below to see all the new emojis coming this year.


Sources: Emojipedia
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