Over 70 new emojis revealed by Apple on World Emoji Day

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media captionEmojis Who decides what can be an emoji

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On Monday, Apple released a teaser for 70 new emoji characters set to arrive on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac devices later this year after the next software upgrade.

The update includes more than 70 images of people, animals, food and other objects.

Representation is the name of the game this year, as Apple is including tons of new hair options on their human emoji characters, including red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and even one for bald people.

Australia features prominently in the animal update with a kangaroo, parrot and lobster now available.

Foodies will be getting some new emoji options, including a mango, head of lettuce, cupcake, and moon cake.

Several characters and symbols will be launched later this year as well, including a new superhero emoji that can help save the day and an infinity symbol that might describe the next line you're stuck waiting in.

Triumphant France parade Fifa World Cup trophy down Champs Elysees
There were many broken windows, an overturned vehicle and drawings on walls that included the phrase "Liberte, Egalite, Mbappe". France had mobilised around 110,000 security staff for the Bastille Day festivities on Saturday and the World Cup final.

Facebook now has over 2,800 emojis available for use, and some are more popular than others.

The occasion is World Emoji Day, which in the world of made-up internet holidays is apparently a big enough deal that Apple made a decision to participate.

The coming of the colourful characters was announced back in February by the Unicode Consortium, the group that decides on new emojis.

There will be a cold face, a party face, a pleading face and a face with hearts.

World Emoji Day was founded by Jeremy Burge, the creator of Emojipedia, which is an unofficial Wikipedia for emojis.

The ranking also revealed that emojis expressing positive emotions were the most used globally, with the exception of the crying emoji, which came in sixth.

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