Apple and Google have decided to reveal plans for new emojis that will come to their operating systems in the coming months. Both will add about 60 new emojis, and the strong side is social inclusion.
This initiative comes in celebration of World Emoji Day (July 17). An important example is that you will start to see more combinations of genres and skin tones in the well-known emoji that “hold hands”.
Google warns that on Android Q, an emoji that has no gender specified will have an “ambiguous gender design.” However, you can change it to a male or female representation if you prefer.
On the road to inclusion, both iOS and Android will receive emojis focused on affordability. Good examples of this practice are people using two different types of wheelchairs, and a guide dog.
All will be included, so you will have an emoji of an ear to use a hearing aid, and an emoji identifying “deaf” in sign language. Whoever has to use a cane is not forgotten in these emojis, and emoji of prosthetics of arms and legs will also be available.
In addition to the inclusive emoji, you’ll also have new animals, new clothes, and new accessories that you’ll be able to use soon on Android Q and iOS 13. And if there was no emoji to date for a person to yawn, that will soon be implemented.