Apple released iOS 13.2 earlier today, and the update includes 398 new emoji. There’s a bunch of brand-new ones (I love the otter) as well as emoji to represent people with disabilities, gender-neutral emoji (following in Google’s footsteps), and a new way to select the skin colors of each individual in the holding hands emoji.
Here are images of all of the new emoji, from Emojipedia:
And here’s a closer look at some of the gender-neutral options:
Here’s a video of the nice new interface to pick the skin colors of each person in the holding hands emoji:
New emoji picker in iOS 13.2 for selecting multiple skin tones in a single emoji. A clean implementation which will scale well to ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ in future pic.twitter.com/KqJZGFuZFH
— Jeremy Burge (@jeremyburge) October 10, 2019
Full disclosure: I personally submitted the proposals to the Unicode Consortium to recommend the creation of the yawning face and waffle emoji, but I was not involved in their implementation or final designs.