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iOS 10 introduces 100+ emoji to promote gender diversity

by Brandon Russell | August 1, 2016August 1, 2016 11:40 am PST


In an effort to promote gender equality, Apple has introduced more than 100 new emoji in the latest beta of iOS 10. Several outlets are reporting the latest update rolled out by Apple on Monday includes more gender options for existing emoji, such as the weight lifter, detective, surfer and more. You can see some of them in the image above.

In addition to the expanded gender options, Apple also introduced several brand new emoji, including a rainbow flag, toy water gun, and more. The most popular emoji have also been redesigned to look a little more artistic, according to 9to5Mac.

Emoji will be an important part of Apple’s iMessage in iOS 10, with one feature that’ll highlight keywords that can be replaced by emoji. Now, with even more options to choose from, our conversations will feature fewer words and more visuals.

Developers can update to iOS 10 beta 4 now.


Brandon Russell

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