The iPhone already features thousands of emoji, but soon Apple users will get even more. The first beta of iOS 16.4 includes 31 new iPhone emoji that beta testers could use, and as soon as iOS 16.4 is released to the public, other users will be able to as well.
Of course, these designs are still subject to change before the final iOS 16.4 (and iPadOS 16.4) release ships to customers in the coming weeks. And it won’t be surprising if the designs are changed, Emojipedia notes, as this has happened before with emoji like peach, troll, and pretzel, TechCrunch and CNET wrote on the topic.
The new emojis include a smiley face with a bobbing head, animals such as a donkey, moose and goose, and additional heart colors including plain pink and light blue.
The plain pink heart is a long-sought emoji, according to Emojipedia, which named it one of the site’s most frequently asked emoji in 2015. Last year’s significant drop of emoji in iOS 15.4 included melting face, bitten lip, and pregnant, with a total of 37 new designs.
Emojipedia said the new emoji come from Unicode’s September 2022 recommended list, Emoji 15.0.
It’s not yet known when the new emoji will be available on all iOS devices.
Here’s the full list of new emoji in the iOS 16.4 beta
- Wobbly face
- Pink heart
- Light blue heart
- Grey heart
- Pea pod
- Folding hand fan
- Hair comb
- Khanda (double-edged straight sword)
- Hand pushing right
- Hand pushing left
- Black bird
- Right pushing hand: light skin color, medium light skin color, medium skin color, medium dark skin color and dark skin color
- Left pushing hand: light skin color, medium light skin color, medium light skin color, medium skin color, medium dark skin color and dark skin color