230 New Emoji Set to Release This Year

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Unicode Consortium has just revealed its official emoji list for 2019 and it includes a total of 230 new symbols.

Set to arrive on all major platforms this year, the new emoji include a Flamingo, Otter, and Guide Dog, as well as a Waffle, Hindu Temple, Sari, and Sloth. Along with the aforementioned, circle and square icons have been made available a in a slew of new colorways along with a highly-requested white heart icon. Over on the people side, more female representation has been added along with a gender inclusive couple and holding hand icons in six new different skin tones.

This marks the sixth major emoji update since 2014. Unicode will start to roll out the new emoji starting in March, however it will take some time for operating systems to roll out support for the new characters. Head over to Emojipedia for more details.

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