Apple adding more than 100 gender diverse emoji in iOS 10

By , Aug 1, 2016

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Apple is adding more than 100 new and redesigned emoji characters in iOS 10, the company said in a press release on Monday. The new emoji are accessible in the latest beta—iOS 10 beta 4—which was released to registered developers this morning.

The focus of the additions is gender diversity. So characters that previously only featured men options, such as the cyclist, swimmer and construction worker, are now available for both men and women, and likewise for previous women-only emoji.

Here’s Apple’s full press release:

More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10. This exciting update brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.

Apple is working closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that popular emoji characters reflect the diversity of people everywhere.

The new emoji follow the official announcement of Unicode 9.0 last month, which introduced 72 new emoji, including new men and women versions of various characters. These and more new features in iOS 10 will be available to the public this fall.

Source: Apple

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  • Tommy

    cool i guess..

  • besrate hogsa

    updating to ios 10 beta 4
    can’t wait for the public beta release

  • besrate hogsa

    Anyone who wants to update their ios 10 public 2 to ios 10 developers beta 4

    All you you have to do is delete the public beta profile and install a developers profile

    You can find more information on how to get the developers profile link on YouTube

  • S.Curry

    How come there is no Male Dancer???? Gender diversity only for women?

    • Jayy


  • xoFoxtail

    This is neat, but I’m sick of seeing emoji everywhere.

  • dudeimmexican

    Where’s my genderqueer/fluid, starbucks drinking, SJW, cat loving, apple geek emoji?

  • Jayy

    Apple replaced the gun emoji with a water gun smh

    • Steve Harvey

      I know. Now when you text your friends on iOS 10 like let’s play with these. And they have Android or iOS 9 you are going to look bad!

      • Alberto Espinal

        What I did was I saved it as a text shortcut in General>Keyboard

    • Agneev Mukherjee

      Oh yeah, just realized it.

    • Marcus

      iOS 10 is going to suck so badly

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    I wonder if other platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp will support this??

    • Alberto Espinal

      Eventually they will, whatsapp just adopted the bigger emoji in their new update

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        You know what, I think WhatsApp should introduce support for Jabber, so we could use iMessage to use it too…

  • Alberto Espinal

    I saved it as a text shortcut in General>Keyboard