Don’t tell your mom but “hundreds” of new emoji are coming our way

Regardless of whether or not it’s lame to get excited about silly little icons, there is something to be said about finding pleasure in the little things in life. Pun intended.

Emoji use continues to be a hotly contested topic of conversation. They can be the perfect emphasis to your texts or tweets, but overuse straddles a very fine line. Like when people use the clapping emoticon 👏for 👏 too👏many👏damn👏words👏that👏it👏makes👏 it👏too👏hard👏to👏understand👏the👏value.

Or when your mom sends you 800 hearts and misuses 😂 when something sad happens.

Well, love ’em or hate ’em, Apple announced that we’re getting “hundreds” of new emoji with the new operating system.

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In a post on Apple’s website the tech giant announced that there are “more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1.” Praise be.

Here’s a sampling of what we can look forward to:

More gender neutral characters

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Clothing options

 

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Emotive smiley faces

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Food options

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Leisure activities

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Exotic animals

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Mythical beings

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iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day, like Woman with Headscarf and Breastfeeding Woman.

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You will also be able to say “I love you” in American Sign Language.

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As you can see, there are lots of additions to get stoked about. If you can’t wait until “later this year” to get your hands on the new emoji, sign up to be a tester in the Apple Beta Software Program. But be sure to use your power for good, 👏not👏evil.
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