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New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis, as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard. 

Latest Emoji Updates

To stay on top of the latest emoji news, subscribe to our free monthly emoji news email Emoji Wrap. Alternatively, you can find updates on Emojipedia on Twitter and the Emojipedia Blog.

April 2017

Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update with support for Emoji 4.0.

March 2017

Unicode announced the final emoji list for 2017; Emoji 5.0.

Samsung released the Galaxy S8 with support for Emoji 4.0.

February 2017

WhatsApp for Android updated to support the new emojis from iOS 10.2.

December 2016

Apple released iOS 10.2 to the public, with support 104 new emojis, and a complete graphical redesign.

October 2016

Google released Android 7.1 with new emoji support.

September 2016

Apple released iOS 10.0.1 on September 13, 2016. This release included new gendered emojis, rainbow flag, and an updated pistol emoji. See what's new.