A big step against colorism! Multi-skin tone handshake emoji to arrive soon

May 02 2021 03:06 PM
A big step against colorism! Multi-skin tone handshake emoji to arrive soon

Apple Inc. has come up with a recent update of the iOS 14.5 version for iPhones. With the news of update it has now unveiled new emojis to show feelings. The American multinational technology company has added 441 emojis in a single OS update.

In the same view, seeing Apple taking such a great action Google, Samsung, Facebook, and others are also expected to bring some new emojis soon this year. Out of all the other emojis, the one which trends is multi-skin tone handshake emojis which are scheduled to launch next year. The handshake emoji is available on platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple, and more. Also, one can see the handshake emoji in yellow colour and the new skin tones have been submitted to the Unicode Consortium, wherein both hands can be of different skin tones as well.

This creative move by Cupertino-based tech giant moved all other companies. Google in its blog post said that Jennifer Daniel, Google’s creative director reiterated that it was indeed a long process and one emoji wasn’t only required to turn into a new colour as it needed two hands with different skin tones.

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