New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard. This page notes which emojis have been approved for release on major platforms.
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New Emojis for 2019
New Emojis for 2018
Emoji 11.0 was the new emoji list for 2018 which included 157 new emojis and is become available on most major platforms (including Stock Android, Samsung Experience and Windows 10) in the second half of 2019.
iOS 12.1 came out on October 30 and included the new 2018 emojis for iPhone and iPad users.