New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard.  This page notes which emojis have been approved for release on major platforms.

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New Emojis Coming in 2022-2023

A phoenix, a lime, and a series of new direction-specific people emojis are among the latest emojis approved for release. These emojis were recommended in September 2023 in the emoji release versioned Emoji 15.1.

Support for Emoji 15.1 is expected to come to select major platforms in late 2023 and to all other platforms throughout 2024. Now available on the latest Samsung devices, via Google's latest Noto Emoji font updates, and within Apple iOS 17.4. A subset of the designs are also available in WhatsApp.