Twitter has rolled out a small new emoji update: Twemoji 13.1.1. Several existing emoji designs have been updated, including 🤝 Handshake and 🔋 Battery emojis, both of which will have complimentary new emojis arriving in Emoji 14.0.
Additionally, Twemoji 13.1.1 does not alter the aesthetic of Twitter's emoji designs, despite new glossy emoji designs appearing in various locations across Twitter since early 2021.
The two hands shown in 🤝 Handshake emoji are now clasped together in an embrace.
The body of the 🔋 Battery is now fully green, as per most other major vendors.
As mentioned, both the 🤝 Handshake and 🔋 Battery have new related emojis recommended within 2021's Emoji 14.0 recommendations: specifically multiple skin tone support options for 🤝 Handshake and a new Low Battery emoji.
However, Twemoji 13.1.1 update did not include any of the new emojis from Emoji 14.0, which also includes Melting Face, Saluting Face, and Heart Hands. These are instead expected in an additional update in the near future.
The 🏳️🌈 Rainbow Flag's orange and yellows stripes are now more distinct from one another.
The latest designs from Twemoji 13.1.1 are now showing on the Twitter website. Some Android versions of the Twitter app also use Twemoji, and these updates are expected to appear over the coming weeks.
As mentioned above, none of the new emojis approved for release in 2022 were part of this update. Expect to see those arrive in a future release.