💬 The Wrap
UTC #149 was held earlier this month, which resulted in the acceptance of a giraffe, pretzel, vampire and these other new emojis for 2017.
Also approved at this meeting was Emoji 4.0 which was released this week. This includes emoji professions, gendered emojis, as well as the Rainbow Flag and United Nations Flag. Android and Twemoji both support the majority of these additions, as will the forthcoming iOS 10.2.
Speaking of which, iOS 10.2 is expected imminently, with a release likely in the next two weeks. This will bring Unicode 9 emojis such as the face palm and shrug, as well as emoji professions from Emoji 4.0.
Thanks as always for staying subscribed to this email. I'm hoping you find it a helpful way to see some emoji news you may have otherwise missed during the month. And to everyone that came to say hello after my talk at EmojiCon, it was a pleasure to meet you all and thank you for your kind words 🙇