Love Wins in This New Set of Emojis

Here's a peek at the new designs, just in time for World Emoji Day!

( Fresh on today's edition of weird celebrations you didn't know existed: July 17 is World Emoji Day! To mark the special occasion, Apple and Google have offered a sneak peek at the final designs of their new emojis to be launched within 2019. The new designs feature inclusive emojis—from having gender-ambiguous designs to same-sex or interracial couples holding hands—as well as some cute additions. Think a sloth, butter, a yoyo, and the much-needed yawning smiley—for your daily serving of shade.

The new emojis feature all kinds of relationships. Apple

The Holding Hands emoji will be revamped to include "more than 75 possible combinations," said Apple. Meanwhile, Google has promised emojis that will ascribe to a "gender ambiguous design," reports Tech Crunch. If you'd like though, you can press-and-hold the emoji to select a "male" or "female" presentation. 

Their list of accessibility-themed emojis includes a guide dog, a prosthetic arm, a wheelchair, and a walking stick. Apple
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According to Apple, 59 new emoji designs will be available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch users in the fourth quarter of 2019. Android users will get the new set with the release of Android Q later this year. 

We're pretty sure the yawning emoji will be raining on our feeds pretty soon. Plus, spot that sari! Apple

The designs are based on the ones approved earlier this 2019 by The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organization in charge of making emoji-related decisions. Sounds oddly specific, but somebody's got to do it for the sake of a uniform computer language across the globe.

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