Rejoice! Apple Finally Releases Racially Diverse Emojis In iOS 8.3 Update

April 8, 2015  |  

Earlier today, we reported on a new app named WeMoji that featured Black and Hispanic emoticons. Although WeMoji was hosted in the Apple app store and received good reviews, Apple has revved up the competition by releasing the official racially diverse emojis for the Unicode Consortium keyboard earlier than expected.

Via its iOS 8.3 update, Apple has released 300 new emojis on its Yosemite 10.10.3 for OS X users. Besides emojis, our homegirl Siri can now speak in Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Swedish, Turkish and Portuguese. Apple also claims there has been a host of bug fixes to improve product performance.

Of the new improvements, Apple users have been rejoicing or lamenting the changes on Twitter:

In order to see the more diverse emojis, pick the emoticon that you want to use, hold it down and a variety of options will appear.

Do you like the emoji keyboard update?

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