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

Latest Platform Updates

To be informed of the latest emoji releases on your platform, keep an eye out for Emojipedia on Twitter. A summary of notable releases is also listed here.

October 2015

iOS 9.1 was released on October 21, 2015. This update includes 184 new emojis, including taco, lion, hot dog, hockey, and more. Our iOS 9.1 Emoji Changelog has all the details.

September 2015

iOS 9 was released on September 16, 2015. This release included new emoji categories, and additional flag support. View more about the changes to emoji flags in iOS 9. The same changes were included in OS X 10.11 El Capitan on September 30, 2015.

July 2015

Microsoft included support for emoji skin tone modifiers in Windows 10, released July 2015. Other emoji images were updated in Windows 10, primarily for greater cross-platform consistency. View the Windows 10 Emoji Changelog.

Latest Unicode Releases

Each year, the Unicode Consortium approves new emoji characters for inclusion in the Unicode Standard. 2016 will see the release of Unicode 9. View mockups for Unicode 9 emoji candidates.