Late last month Facebook began to roll out support for new emojis such as the Shaking Face and the plain Pink Heart emoji to its global user base. This rollout continues, with more and more users expected to gain access to these emojis in the coming weeks.
A total of 31 new emojis are available for select users of Facebook's website and mobile apps, with all of these new emojis taken from Unicode's 2022 Emoji 15.0 recommendations.
No previously-released emoji designs were revised in this update.
Some of the most notable inclusions in this update to Facebook's emoji support include:
- one new smiley, a Shaking Face
- three new colored heart emojis, including the much-requested plain Pink Heart
- two new complimentary hand gestures - Rightwards Pushing Hand and Leftwards Pushing Hand - both of which support the five skin tone modifiers
The plain Pink Heart emoji has been a popular request for quite some time and, alongside Light Blue Heart and Grey Heart, closes some notable gaps within the heart emoji color spectrum.
Meanwhile, the new Shaking Face emoji could be used to express either a physical shaking from external forces (such as earthquakes or loud noises) or being "shook" as an internal state (such as shock, disbelief, or excitement).
The update also features:
- six new animal and nature emojis (e.g. Moose and Hyacinth)
- two new foods ( Pea Pod and Ginger)
- two musical instruments ( Flute and Maracas)
- two appearance-based objects ( Folding Hand Fan and Hair Pick)
- two new symbol blocks ( Khanda and Wireless)
Facebook's support of Emoji 15.0 began its rollout in late February and will become available for a majority of global users in the coming weeks and months.
iOS users will see Apple's native emoji designs within the Facebook and Messenger mobile apps, though they will see Facebook's design set if accessing Facebook.com or Messenger.com via MacOS.