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 2020
Provisional emoji candidates for 2020 are being listed throughout 2019. A final emoji list for 2020 will be released in Q1 2020, and may include proposed additions such as fondue, mammoth, worm, and hook.
New Emojis for 2019
Emoji 12.0 is the new emoji list for 2019. Approved on February 5, 2019 with 230 new emojis, these are rolling out to major platforms throughout 2019. More about this update. Emoji 12.0 support is now available on most major platforms.
Emoji 12.1 is a minor update to Emoji 12.0, approved in October 2019. This added additional gender and skin tone sequences. This is supported in iOS 3.2, with other vendor support expected in early 2020.
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.