Last month, we previewed all the new and redesigned emoji coming with Android 11. The Gboard 9.6 beta this evening lets you access and send these new characters.
Before today, you could view the new emoji by copying from Emojipedia and pasting them into a text field. The latest Gboard beta surfaces the 62 new characters, as well as 55 skin tone and gender variants, in the emoji tab.
However, you cannot use Gboard’s built-in search to find the new emoji on Android 11 Beta 1, while existing characters — like the turtle — have yet to be updated to the new style. Hopefully, both are coming with a future release.
You can send the new emoji to other users running Android 11, but they’ll appear as empty boxes on devices that have yet to introduce Emoji 13.0 support.
You can sign-up for the Gboard beta via the Play Store. The full list of new emoji, including transgender symbol and transgender flag, is below:
- Smileys & Emotion: smiling face with tear, disguised face
- People & Body: pinched fingers, anatomical heart, lungs, ninja, person in tuxedo, person with veil, woman feeding baby, man feeding baby, person feeding baby, mx claus, people hugging
- Animals & Nature: black cat, bison, mammoth, beaver, polar bear, dodo, feather, seal, beetle, cockroach, fly, worm, potted plant
- Food & Drink: blueberries, olive, bell pepper, flatbread, tamale, fondue, teapot, bubble tea
- Travel & Places: rock, wood, hut, pickup truck, roller skate
- Activities: magic wand, piñata, nesting dolls, sewing needle, knot
- Objects: thong sandal, military helmet, accordion, long drum, coin, boomerang, carpentry saw, screwdriver, hook, ladder, elevator, mirror, window, plunger, mouse trap, bucket, toothbrush, headstone, placard
If you want a larger preview, be sure to view last month’s gallery.
Thanks RKBDI and Dee
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