New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis, as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard.
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The 2018 emoji list has entered beta. The final list will be decided in the first quarter of 2018.
Apple released iOS 11.1 with new emojis for iPhone and iPad users.
Microsoft released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with support for Emoji 5.0.
Google released Android 8.0 Oreo with support for Emoji 5.0.
Facebook added support for Emoji 5.0 in Facebook 2.1.
Twitter added support for Emoji 5.0 in Twemoji.
Google previewed Android O with support for Emoji 5.0 in beta.
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.