Gender-neutral characters are among the new emojis coming in Apple‘s latest update.
“Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1,” Apple announced on its website.
The gender-neutral emojis will come in a variety of skin colors, and in three categories of age: Children, adults, and seniors.
An orange heart will be included, allowing you to make a full rainbow of hearts for the first time.
A cute as a button boy fairy will also be included, as will a hand making the sign language gesture for “I love you.”
The new emojis make their debut next week’s developer and public beta previews.
People are taking to Twitter to celebrate:
they’re releasing gender neutral emojis, i suddenly love life
— jade (@rosygjrls) October 6, 2017
apple are bringing out new gender neutral emojis. 2017 is amazing.
— ali 🐝 uni (@cosmicchwe) October 6, 2017
new gender neutral emojis and I am 100% the one on the left lol pic.twitter.com/HjR5Vn8uXQ
— the selfie demon (@sophiemctear) October 6, 2017
So excited for those gender neutral emojis!
— Franky Fx (@FrankyRemix) October 6, 2017