iOS 16.4 Release to Introduce 31 New Emoji, Including Shaking Face, Pink Heart, Two Pushing Hands and More

Today, the iOS 16.4 developer beta was released, which gave us a glimpse of the new set of emojis that will be added to iPhones. These new emojis were initially revealed during the draft phase last year and haven’t undergone many changes since then, except for the shaking head which now has a different angle than before.

iOS 16.4 new emojis
iOS 16.4 new emojis

However, it’s important to note that these designs are subject to change before the final release of iOS 16.4 and iPad OS 16.4, which are set to be released in the coming weeks. Emojipedia has highlighted that in the past, designs for emojis like the peach, troll, and bagel have been tweaked before the final release, so it wouldn’t be surprising if we see some changes to these new designs as well. iOS 16.3 was there just weeks apar and now we get 16.4 with amazing new emojis.

The iOS 16.4 developer beta release gives us a glimpse of the new emojis that are set to arrive following the certification of Emoji 15.0 by Unicode in September 2022.

The upcoming set of emojis includes variations of the heart emoji, with the much-anticipated pink heart, as well as blue and gray versions. There are also two new hand gestures added, representing the left and right hand, that can be used for “stop” or “high five” actions.

A new and interesting addition is the shaking face emoji, which is expected to be used to convey being “shook” by texters. The new animal emojis include a donkey, moose, goose, jellyfish, and a wing, which may be used to express flying in more metaphorical ways.

The new emojis span various categories, including food and drink, activity, objects, and symbols, and include a hyacinth, pea pod, ginger, folding hand fan, hair pick, flute, maracas, and Khanda and wireless symbols.

Although these emojis represent how they will look on Apple devices, Emoji 15.0 will be available on all supported platforms in early 2023.

If you want to use the new emojis now, you will need to download the iOS 16.4 beta 1 release, which is available through Apple’s Developer Program. The final public release is expected to arrive in March or April 2023.

Apple has unveiled 31 new emoji designs with the release of the first iOS 16.4 developer beta, according to Emojipedia. These new designs were chosen from Unicode’s September 2022 recommendation list, Emoji 15.0, and include some highly anticipated designs like the pink heart. Although the company has not yet announced when the new emoticons will be available to all iOS users, they are expected to be released in the coming months. The new emojis include animals such as a donkey, moose, goose, wing, and jellyfish, along with other objects and symbols like a hyacinth, folding hand fan, flute, maracas, khanda, and wireless. One of the most interesting new designs is the shaking face, which may be used to express being “shook” in a text message.

Additionally, there will be new rightward and leftward pushing hand gestures available in various skin tones. It’s possible that some changes may still occur before the public release of the new emoji.

The list of new emoji in iOS 16.4 beta includes:

  1. Wing
  2. Leftward Pushing Hand: Medium-Dark Skin Tone
  3. Khanda
  4. Rightward Pushing Hand: Dark Skin Tone
  5. Folding Hand Fan
  6. Leftward Pushing Hand: Light Skin Tone
  7. Grey Heart
  8. Flute
  9. Hair Pick
  10. Pea Pod
  11. Black Bird
  12. Leftward Pushing Hand
  13. Pink Heart
  14. Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium-Light Skin Tone
  15. Jellyfish
  16. Light Blue Heart
  17. Moose
  18. Hyacinth
  19. Wireless
  20. Donkey
  21. Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium-Dark Skin Tone
  22. Ginger
  23. Maracas
  24. Shaking Face
  25. Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium Skin Tone
  26. Leftward Pushing Hand: Medium Skin Tone
  27. Rightward Pushing Hand: Medium-Light Skin Tone
  28. Leftward Pushing Hand: Dark Skin Tone
  29. Rightward Pushing Hand: Light Skin Tone
  30. Leftward Pushing Hand: Medium-Light Skin Tone
  31. Goose


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