Google states that, as of Android Q, any Emoji that doesn’t have a gender specified in its Unicode documentation will default to a “gender ambiguous design”.
Apple and Google will make almost 60 new Emoji designs available with a free software update, the companies announced on World Emoji Day.
Read next: Apple may rot with Jony Ive’s departure
Google also states that, as of Android Q, any Emoji that doesn’t have a gender specified in its Unicode documentation — Emoji like ‘police officer’ or ‘person getting haircut’ and 51 others — will now default to a “gender ambiguous design”. You’ll be able to press-and-hold your emoji of choice and select a ‘male’ or ‘female’ presentation if you wish.
“Following Apple’s proposal to the Unicode Consortium last year to introduce more disability-themed emoji, a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg will be available in the emoji keyboard. Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard,” said the company in a statement.
Acessibility-focused emojis – a person with a white cane, a guide dog, a prosthetic arm, and a child in a wheelchair.
Both Apple and Google will have emojis signalling hearing aid, the ASL sign for ‘deaf’, the wheelchair and the prosthetic leg
There are also lots of other emojis, from animals to axes and everything in between.
The yawn, which will because a favourite within seconds, and clothing.
Then there’s the new food.
Emojis for waffles, falafels, butter and garlic.
There are always new animals.
And activity emojis always put a smile on your face.
Activity emojis are always fun.