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Apple Release Over 350 New Emojis Including A Sloth, Period Drop And New Dogs

Apple Release Over 350 New Emojis Including A Sloth, Period Drop And New Dogs

Apple's new emoji update for iOS 13.2 offers 398 new emojis for you to download.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Nowadays, so engrained are emojis into our daily lives that the mere sight of an aubergine conjures up something much more unsavoury and we often find ourselves thinking in smileys.

So we were thrilled to learn that Apple has now released a whopping 398 new emojis for us to incorporate into our text vocab.

Yep, iPhone users can now get their hands on a whole array of new additions as part of the iOS 13.2 update if their device is compatible.

The range has everything from a period blood emoji to loads more animals, food items and *finally* the option to create an extensive variety of mixed race and gender couples.

The update also expands its gender neutral offering, giving users the option to pick emojis which aren't defined as male or female and choose from a variety of hairstyles, too.

There are loads more animals including a cute otter (

If you're an animal lover, you're in for a treat, as there's not one but two new doggo emojis now on offer - including a guide dog. Plus, you can now depict a sloth, a flamingo, an cheekily little otter, a skunk and an orang-utan.

Food and drink wise, there's also now an onion, a waffle, an oyster, butter and a plate of falafel - a true staple in 2019.

There's an array more food items including falafel too (
Emojipedia/ Apple)

After much urging from the public, Apple has now brought out a string of inclusive emojis for disabled people, including a hearing aid, a wheelchair, artificial limbs and a blind person with a stick.

And, they've finally introduced a period blood emoji, after pleas from activists.

Plan International UK's Chief Executive, Rose Caldwell, said: "We are thrilled to see the arrival of this long-awaited blood drop emoji, which signals a real breakthrough in the fight against period stigma.

Apple's new emojis are inclusive for people with disabilities (

"Girls, women and other menstruators told us this emoji would help them talk more freely about their periods, which is why we campaigned so hard to make it a reality."

What's more, they've included a feature which allows users to select individual skin tones when using the holding hands emoji.

Simply hold down the emoji you want to use and you'll be given the diverse skin colour options for both the individual on the left and then the right of the couple.

There's loads more random emojis joining the mix too, including a stethoscope, a golf buggy, a kite, a razor and an ice cube (because we find ourselves writing about ice cubes so often...)

There are lots more emojis including a period blood drop (
Emojipedia/ Apple)

There's also a yawning person and a hand indicating a small size - we'll let you use your own imagination as to what that'll be used for!

You can take a look at all the new emojis on the Emojipedia blog.

Plus, you can download them right now simply by updating your iPhone if it's one of the below.

  • Phone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

Brb, we're downloading now [Celebratory emoji].

Featured Image Credit: Emojipedia/ Apple

Topics: News, tech, Apple, iPhone