New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis, as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard.
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Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update with support for Emoji 4.0.
Unicode announced the final emoji list for 2017; Emoji 5.0.
Samsung released the Galaxy S8 with support for Emoji 4.0.
WhatsApp for Android updated to support the new emojis from iOS 10.2.
Apple released iOS 10.2 to the public, with support 104 new emojis, and a complete graphical redesign.
Google released Android 7.1 with new emoji support.
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.