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New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis, as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard. 

Latest Emoji Updates

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Late 2017

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.

October 2017

Microsoft will release Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with support for Emoji 5.0.

August 2017

Google released Android 8.0 Oreo with support for Emoji 5.0.

July 2017

Facebook added support for Emoji 5.0 in Facebook 2.1.

May 2017

Twitter added support for Emoji 5.0 in Twemoji.

Google previewed Android O with support for Emoji 5.0 in beta.

April 2017

Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update with support for Emoji 4.0.

March 2017

Unicode announced the final emoji list for 2017; Emoji 5.0.

Samsung released the Galaxy S8 with support for Emoji 4.0.

February 2017

WhatsApp for Android updated to support the new emojis from iOS 10.2.