Google releases 53 gender fluid emojis, coming first to Pixel phones

    The new emojis will be available for Google Pixel smartphones starting this week. It will eventually be available for Android Q smartphones later this year.
    By: ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL
    | Updated on: May 10 2019, 13:07 IST
    Gender neutral emojis introduced in Emoji 12.0.
    Gender neutral emojis introduced in Emoji 12.0. (Emojipedia)
    Gender neutral emojis introduced in Emoji 12.0.
    Gender neutral emojis introduced in Emoji 12.0. (Emojipedia)

    To bring in gender-neutrality in conversations, Google has released 53 gender fluid emojis to its Android catalogue.

    As reported by Fast Company, Google realised the lack of gender-neutral symbols in texting and decided to add 53 updated, gender-ambiguous emojis. The new emojis will be available for Google Pixel smartphones starting this week. It will eventually be available for Android Q smartphones later this year.

    In the new set of emojis, Google has added new characters, changed some and also added gender-neutral versions of existing one. Some of the new gender-neutral emojis include weightlifter, swimmer, zombies, and more.

    Google's new approach to gender fluid emojis is in line with this year's Emoji 12.0 which has major representation for gender-neutral characters, and disabled people. Emoji 12.0 comes with gender fluid emojis for deaf people, person standing, kneeling, holding hands and more. It also comes with gender neutral couple holding hands.

     

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    First Published Date: 10 May, 13:07 IST
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