More animals, food selections coming to devices for 2019 emoji update

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Good news for those hoping to add some more flair to their text messages.

There are 230 new emojis are coming to major platforms this year with 59 completely new ones. The others will be variations on already existing emojis.

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This will be the sixth major emoji update since 2014. In 2015 skin tones were added, female representation came in 2016, the addition of gender-inclusive people began in 2017, and finally, a full selection of hair colors was added last year.

They will include people with disabilities, more gender inclusive couples and a yawning emoji. Users can also expect new foods like garlic, a waffle, and even an otter to pop up on their screen.

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