New emoji characters are approved on an annual basis as part of wider updates to the Unicode Standard. This page notes which emojis have been approved for release on major platforms.
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New Emojis for 2021
New Emojis for 2020
Emoji 13.0 is the new emoji list for 2020. Announced on January 29, 2020 with 117 new emojis, these rolled out to major platforms throughout the second half of 2020.