Apple's iOS 13.2 brings gender-neutral emoji options

  • Apple
  • Thursday, 31 Oct 2019

Apple launches a collection of inclusive emojis with iOS 13.2. — AFP Relaxnews

The update follows in the footsteps of Google's May emoji launch which brought 53 gender-ambiguous emoji (over 200 if all the skin tones are accounted for) to Pixel users as part of a beta test. The new icons are expected to roll out soon to all Android devices powered by Android Q.

Also being added to the iOS emoji library are people icons sitting in wheelchairs, gesturing in sign language and walking with a cane. Various prosthetic limbs and service dogs are also available in icon form.

Beside these inclusive new emojis, iOS 13.2 also brings users icons like a skunk, a plate of butter, a brown heart and a yawning face. All are available for iPhone users with the free software update, iOS 13.2. – AFP Relaxnews

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