New emoji are shown on an iPhone 6 laying atop a MacBook.

When iOS 10.2 hits your devices (it's currently in developer beta), you'll be graced with 72 — yes, seventy-two — new emoji!

Apple has also added them to macOS Sierra 10.12.2 (also in developer beta).

The addition brings Apple up to date with the latest revision of the Unicode Standard.

New emoji? Think of the possibilities!

72 new emoji characters in iOS 10.2.

New faces, new reactions, new activities, new animals, new food, new objects, new everything!

Other than the black heart (which creeps me out just a little bit), there's plenty here to be excited about. Heck, I didn't even know we didn't have an egg emoji until now! I'm already dreaming up ways to add it to my conversations.

Here are some of my other favorite new emoji:

Face palm emoji.Shrug emoji.Blowing nose emoji.

Face palm

I think we'll all be getting a lot of use out of this one, amirite? There're plenty of things to face palm over, and I'll be face palming the fact that I can't use this emoji with people until iOS 10.2 gets released!


Who needs ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ when you've got a shrugging emoji character? Not me. Shrugging is one of my most common reactions (much to the dismay of everyone I talk to), so I'm looking forward to outsourcing my indecision to this adorable little character.

Sneezing face

We've had the "face with medical mask" emoji for quite some time, but it never quite described what I intended when I used it. The sneezing face is a better representation of me when I'm sick — better than the "nauseated face" emoji, too. When allergies are keeping me down, this is the emoji I'll be using!

Redesigned emoji in iOS 10.2

Redesigned emoji in iOS 10.2

On top of adding 72 new characters, it appears Apple has redesigned many of the currently available emoji. The Easter Island statue and moon, for example, are far more detailed.


What new emoji are you most excited about? Gimme a shout in the comments or on Twitter!