When it comes news on inclusion and equality media attention is lacking, at best. Yet, it is the little wins for equality and inclusion that are a real reflection of social change. The 2021 emoji update is one of those moments, with 200 new Emojis on their way.
Accordingly, the updates are confirmed by the gatekeeper of the Emoji universe Emojipedia. The move aims to add more inclusive imagery within the Emoji library.
The most notable additions, 200 new pairs of interracial and minority couples. The full sweep includes Couple with Heart and the Couples Kiss graphics. This addition helps expands representation. After all, we should all feel represented within our daily technology.
Continuing with the theme of inclusion. There will also be the addition of Woman with Beard in several skin tones, along with Man and Person with Beard.
We can also expect the introduction of Face Exhaling, Face with Spiral Eyes, Face in Clouds, Mending Heart, and Heart on Fire.
According to Emojipedia, you can expect the new emojis on your devices in the coming months.