Apple phone users who use emojis will have a more diverse set to pick from on Oct. 9.

Both Apple and Android plan to release gender-neutral emojis for their devices during this year. While Apple will release them with their latest IOS update, Android will have theirs at an unannounced point later this year.

According to Pink News, the Emojis will include five separate skin colors and feature a child, middle aged and elderly versions. Apple previously included the rainbow pride flag with their Apple 10 update in 2016, in a package of 70 emojis.

Adobe font designer Paul D. Hunt proposed the addition of the Emojis in October 2016. In his proposal, Hunt “serve as gender inclusive alternatives” to the faces that were currently available at the time.



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