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Emojipedia Gives A First Look At New Emojis in iOS 16.4

Emojipedia announced that new emoji designs have arrived on iOS as part of the first iOS 16.4 beta, including the shaking face, two pushing hands, and the much-requested plain pink heart emoji.

Total of 31 new emojis have made their Apple device debut in today’s beta release, with all 31 of these designs drawn from Unicode’s September 2022 recommendations list, Emoji 15.0.

1 Smileys, 2 Hands, 3 Colorful Hearts

The new emojis in today’s beta release of IOS 16.4 include one new smiley face, three new colored heart emojis, and two new hand gestures that should support the usual five skin tone modifiers, through the current beta doesn’t allow all of them to be accessed.

The plain Pink Heart emoji has been a popular request for quite some time and, alongside Light Blue Heart and Grey Heart, closes some notable gaps within the heart emoji color spectrum.

The new Shaking Face emoji can be used to express physical shaking from external forces (such as earthquakes or loud noises) or internal emotion (such as shock, disbelief, or excitement).

The two pushing hands – Rightwards Pushing Hand and Leftwards Pushing Hand – could be used individually to represent a pushing gesture or a “stop” gesture, or be placed alongside one another to create a new “high five” emoji (maybe even with a Collision emoji in between them for added intensity).

Other New Emoji Designs

Today’s iOS 16.4 beta 1 also debuts eight new emoji designs across the Animals & Nature and Food & Drink emoji categories, such as a Donkey and a Pea Pod.

There are also two further additions in each of the Activity, Objects, and Symbols emoji categories, including Maracas, a Hair Pick, and the Khanda symbol of the Sikh faith.

The rest of the newly added emojis include: Moose, Goose, Wing, Jellyfish, Hyacinth, Ginger, Folding Hand Fan, Flute, and Wireless.

The Verge reported that Apple has let loose the public beta versions iOS 16.4 iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 equipped with new emoji, web app push notifications on the mobile operating systems, and more. The release comes one day after developers were given access to the new software.

According to The Verge, in order to install the iOS 16.4 beta on your iPhone and iPad, you need to sign up with Apple to enable public beta installs via its beta software portal. The process involves you agreeing to lots of terms and conditions – beta software isn’t final and might introduce new problems or cause issues with your device – and then installing a profile on your phone that lets the update show up in Settings > General > Software Update.

Personally, I find emojis to be fun. They add some color to what people post in text. Emoji can also be a response all on its own, for those who want to quickly respond with one instead of typing a lot of words.