Apple reveals new emoji coming soon to iOS 11.1

Apple has shown off more emoji characters coming to iOS in the future 11.1 update. The characters are part of Unicode 10, which added 56 new emoji; Apple is revealing over 30 of its new designs today in addition to the handful the company put out on World Emoji Day earlier this year.

Android Oreo already has the equivalent characters, and although the vast majority of Android users aren’t yet running that version of the software, app developers are now able to build in support for new emoji even for people on older Android builds. It’s not clear exactly when Apple plans to release iOS 11.1 or versions of macOS and watchOS containing the new emoji, but they’ll be available in the beta version of iOS 11.1 next week.

How do you like the new emojis? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Frostbite

    new emoji are fine, but apple really needs a way to better organize and choose them. right now scrolling through hundreds of tiny pictures is tedious.

    • Josh

      I’ve gotten in the habit of just typing the word associated with the emoji instead. iOS then suggests the emoji I wanted, and I tap that to insert it.

      • Frostbite

        Yeah but at that point I might as well just leave the word. Plus, I can’t find the word for a bunch.

        • Metriacanthosaurus

          Yeah but at that point I might as well just leave the word.

          That makes no sense whatsoever. No form of browsing hundreds of tiny emoji is ever going to be faster than searching, which is essentially what you’re doing by just typing the word in line.

    • Metriacanthosaurus

      There already is. Just continue typing the word that represents the Emoji. It will appear on the QuickType keyboard and can be swapped with one tap. Doesn’t get any easier than that.

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  • PammyLZ

    I wish i could remove the ones i know I will never use to make the list smaller.

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