Apple released new emoji with iOS 16.4. Here are our favorites.

On Thursday, Apple announced 21 new emoji with its iOS 16.4 update. The update is currently in developer beta mode and will be available on Apple devices later this spring.

The update includes push notifications for web apps saved to the home screen, an updated user experience in the podcast app, and an easier way to join beta tests. But new emojis are definitely the hottest new updates. The emojis are approved by the Unicode Consortium and will be available on iPhones, iPads and Macs. Here are our favorites so far.


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A trembling face that really gets us

Apple emoji of a shaking face

It expresses so much with so little.
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A single pink heart (finally!)

pink heart emoji

At long last.
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Hands pushing left and right, which could mean either “stop” or a high-five. Definitely very important.

hand pushing emoji

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hand pushing emoji

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A ginger root that will delight chefs

Ginger Root Emoji

Gut health enthusiasts will be everywhere.
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A celebratory set of maracas

Maracas Emoji

Seen in all future celebratory messages.
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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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