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. As of February 2021, Emoji 13.1 is available on Google Pixel devices and licenced emoji set JoyPixels. They are also available in the latest iOS 14.5 beta.
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 rolled out to major platforms throughout the second half of 2020.