Apple just added ethnically diverse emojis to their keyboard

Apple’s new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8.3, is here, and with it come hundreds of new emojis. Apple has included a range of new skintones so emojis will better reflect the various races of people across the globe.

Here’s how they all look:

First up, all of the emojis that were previously “white” have been made a generic yellow that matches the most basic smiley-face emoji. More variety has also been added to the family emoji, including same-sex parents.

emoji yellow new

The traditional “white” emoji faces that users are familiar with are still there:

new emoji white

But these are no longer the only options available.

new emoji range of skin tones

ethnically diverse new emoji

To access the full range of emojis, just hold down any emoji on the keyboard once iOS 8.3 is installed to see the full range of options. If more options are available, they pop up.

emoji options new

The sports emojis are also diversified.

diverse emoji new sports

In all, more than 300 emojis have been added. The update also includes dozens of new flags.

new emoji flags 1

new emoji flags 2

Read more about the new emojis here.


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