Emoji version 13.1 was approved by Unicode in September 2020, but it became available to users on mobile devices and platforms in 2021. This version features 217 new emojis.
What’s new in version 13.1?
Emoji version 13.1 added new different options for mixing skin tones. For example, for the already existing 4 options of 👩❤️👨 Couple with Heart emoji, another 25 options of mixing skin tones were invented. Thus, Couple with Heart emoji contains 100 different skin color options. Likewise, the same number of options have been released for 👩❤️💋👨 Kiss and 🧑🤝🧑 People Holding Hands emojis.
Due to the 👑🦠 Covid-19 situation, Unicode emoji version 13.1 also received an additional update. New emojis such as: Face with Spiral Eyes, Heart on Fire, Face in Clouds, Face with Steam from Nose, Mending Heart, and Woman with Beard were released.
Interesting fact: In the Unicode database the beard emoji was written as U + 1F9D4 — 🧔 “Bearded Person”. But in the Unicode Consortium (TR-51) emoji document, this emoji was indicated as male and was called ‘Man: Beard’. Therefore, in future versions, it will be called ‘Person: Beard’, and such entries as ‘Woman’ and ‘Man’ will be added to it.
Other versions — Emoji Version 1.0, Emoji Version 2.0, Emoji Version 3.0, Emoji Version 4.0, Emoji Version 5.0, Emoji Version 11.0, Emoji Version 12.0, Emoji Version 12.1, Emoji Version 13.0, Emoji Version 14.0.
Here is the current list of new emojis 13.1:
- 😶🌫️ Face in clouds
- 😮💨 Face Exhaling
- 😵💫 Face with spiral eyes
- ❤️🔥 Heart on Fire
- ❤️🩹 Mending Heart
- 🧔♂️ Man: Beard
- 🧔♀️ Woman: Beard