Apple adds additional emoji to iOS 10.2

One of the highlights of Apple’s iOS 10 ( was enhanced messaging, including advanced emoji functions. Well, iOS 10.2 is arriving today and bringing with it hundreds of new and redesigned emoji for Messages.

The advanced functions that came with iOS 10 were:

  • predictions that presented the “perfect” emoji as one typed
  • a “Tap to Replace” feature that let one “emojify” any message
  • emoji that appeared three times larger within a message when sent on their own

Providing a stack of new and improved emoji can only be welcome given that power. Apple describes them:

More diverse characters, new professions, expressions like face palm, shrug and fingers crossed, and new emoji representing sports, food, animals and more

The new emoji are also available for Apple Watch and macOS (using the latest versions for each).

(Picture above shows some of the new emoji.)