Cheers to diversity! iPhone updates emoji skin color

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Cheers to diversity! iPhone updates emoji skin color
Some netizens are asking for one specific emoji

MANILA, Philippines – Racial representation comes to Apple’s emojis!

In its latest iPhone update – iOS 8.3 – Apple released new emoji options that let’s the user decide the skin tone of the emojis before sending them.

Talk about finding the emoji that perfectly describes you!

EMOJI. Smileys used to better portray emotions in electronic messages.

From Simpsons yellow to radiant ebony, iPhone users now have 6 choices of skin color for most of the People Emojis built into the iPhone’s messaging system.

Once you’ve selected a skin tone for an emoji, it becomes the default choice displayed on the screen, but simply press and hold on the image again to open up the color-menu.

Even the emojis for body parts have been updated. 

Although the new family emojis and everyone’s favorite couple emojis have yet to catch up with the trend, we’re just happy that we finally get to use these tiny people to even better describe us as we are in real life!

However, this update still lacks one specific emoji according to a number of Twitter users:

Do you like this update? Tell us what’s your favorite emoji and what you think is missing. –

To update your iPhone, go to Settings select General and then select Software Update.

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