New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis, as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard.
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New Emojis for 2018
Emoji 11.0 is the new emoji list for 2018 which includes 157 new emojis and is now available on most major platforms including Stock Android, Samsung Experience and Windows 10. Support varies by device and region. New emojis for Apple devices are now available for developers as of iOS 12.1 beta 2 which was released in October 2018.
iOS 12.1 - with new emoji support - is expected to be released to the public between late October and mid-November 2018. macOS 10.14.1 (Mojave) will also get new emoji support in a similar timeframe.
New Emojis for 2019
Emoji 12.0 is the new emoji list for 2019. This list is in draft and as such is subject to change prior to release. A release date is expected in March 2019, with most platforms expected to add support in the second half of 2019.