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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 for 2021

New emojis have been approved as part of Emoji 13.1, and will come to phones throughout 2021. These are listed under Emoji 13.1. More details about the 2021 emoji update.

New Emojis for 2020

Emoji 13.0 is the new emoji list for 2020. Announced on January 29, 2020 with 117 new emojis, these are rolling out to major platforms throughout the second half of 2020. New emojis are now available on Android 11 and Samsung One UI 2.5iOS 14.2 beta also contains these new emojis, with a public release expected in November 2020.

Unicode 13.0, the version of the Unicode Standard required for Emoji 13.0, was released on 2020-03-10.