New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis, as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard.
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iOS 11.1 will contain new emojis. These are available in iOS 11.1 beta 2 (available the week of October 9, 2017) and likely to be released to the general public in late October or early November 2017.
Microsoft will release 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.