A whole bunch of new emoji have been approved by the Unicode Consortium, so you can expect to see new emoji on your favorite messaging apps sometime in 2019.
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Emoji 12.0 include a slew of emoji that offer some much-needed representation of people with disabilities, including a mechanical arm and leg; a person who is deaf; hearing aids; a person who is blind; guide and service dogs, and people in both mechanical and manual wheelchairs.
There are also a selection of emoji featuring people holding hands, including same-sex couples and non-gendered people, as well as a bunch of new animals and new food and drink items.
You'll also find new white hearts and new brown hearts, as well as a yawning face, pinching hands, and planets.
According to Unicode, "These images are just samples: vendors for mobile phones, PCs, and web platforms will typically use images that fit their overall emoji designs."
Expect to see the changes in the coming months.