What is World Emoji Day? When is it?

World Emoji Day 2018

What is World Emoji Day? When is it?

Which new emojis have you most excited?

Apple marked World Emoji Day on Tuesday by teasing new characters that are among 70 to be released later this year.

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It's the added diversity that some of the new arrivals add that has Apple particularly keen to share the news, although we're also pretty keen to check out some of the superheroes that are being added as part of this round of updates.

Micro-blogging site Twitter also celebrated World Emoji Day by releasing a list of top ten emojis that are mostly used on the platform which includes heart, fire, thumbs up and heart eyes. No longer just a trend for young people, emojis are now regularly used by more than three quarters (77 per cent) of people aged 56 to 64 years old, according to a Greenberg study carried out in 2017.

Back in March, Apple said it wanted to bring in emojis that better represent people with disabilities.

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The new leafy green and mooncake emojis are meant to celebrate Chinese culture, specifically the Mid-Autumn Festival, Mashable reported.

Apple still hasn't revealed when the software update will be launched, but already shared the new emojis, including some new food types and animals.

Apple has been touting new emoji for iOS 12 ahead of World Emoji Day which takes place tomorrow July 17th.

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During the WWDC this year, Apple also announced that Animoji, which allow users to animate the facial expressions of emojis using facial recognition technology, is getting an update.

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