Apple to Feature Racially Diverse Emoji

Users Will Be Able to Choose From Six Skin Tones

Published On
Feb 24, 2015

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It introduced same sex couple emoticons over two years ago, but now Apple is bringing racially diverse emoji to its devices for the first time. According to reports by 9to5Mac and The Next Web, in the future all emoji faces and hands will come in six different skin complexions and users will be able to change skin tone on an emoji, whether it's a thumbs up sign, face or other "human" symbol, with a simple command. The new emoji, which will also include new "family group" emojis and an Apple Watch emoticon, will appear in OS X 10.10.3 and the beta version of iOS 8.3.