Apple and Google unveil diverse, inclusive emoji ahead of World Emoji Day.
If you’ve ever wished for a sloth, waffle or falafel emoji, the wait is almost over.
Apple and Google both unveiled dozens of new emoji ahead of World Emoji Day on Wednesday. They include animals like a flamingo, orangutan and sloth, as well as foods such as waffles, falafel and garlic.
The companies will also roll out new emoji depicting couples with a variety of skin tones, and there’ll be gender-neutral characters, too.
In addition, Apple and Google will launch disability-themed emoji, including a new guide dog, wheelchairs and ears with hearing aids. Apple also unveiled prosthetic arm and leg emoji.
There’s an epic new yawning emoji that’s sure to come in handy, too.