New crop of emojis include trans flag, boba tea, more

Check out a new bunch of inclusive emojis.
Original images from Emojipedia showing how the new emojis may look.
Original images from Emojipedia showing how the new emojis may look.Emojipedia

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By Sakshi Venkatraman

A crop of 117 new emojis could be dropping in Apple’s next update.

Twitter is already rejoicing at some long-awaited additions, including a transgender flag and boba tea emoji.

The new emoji class also features a gender-neutral Santa Claus and a gender-neutral person in a tuxedo and a wedding dress. Emojis of parents bottle feeding children and the pinched finger “Italian hand gesture” will also be included in the release.

Other notable additions include a worm, a toothbrush, a bell pepper, and finally … a smiling emoji with a tear.

The new emojis were announced on Tuesday by the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that maintains software standards, which has been working for a few years to diversify its pool of emojis.