What a time to be alive.
Apple has dropped the latest additions to the emoji keyboard, and diversity activists should be very happy with the result.
The update includes a number of new progressive options such as people holding hands with a mix of skin tones, people in wheelchairs, with a hearing aid or cane and even a mechanical arm.
A total of 265 designs have been modified, with 255 of these changes being made in the name of presenting people in a more gender-neutral fashion.
Combined with the gender-neutral designs introduced in Emoji 12.0 and Emoji 12.1, iOS 13.2 features a grand total of 457 new gender-neutral emoji designs.
Many of these designs were first previewed earlier this year in celebration of World Emoji Day and were made available to iOS beta testers earlier this month.
iOS 13.2 features a large selection of new emojis featuring people holding hands.
These are constructed via different sequence combinations – the selection process for which utilises a brand new type of interface where the skin tones are selected for the left and right people one at a time.
Options to mix and match two women, two men, or a woman and man are available, each which can have any skin tones.
New emoji picker in iOS 13.2 for selecting multiple skin tones in a single emoji. A clean implementation which will scale well to 欄❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ in future pic.twitter.com/KqJZGFuZFH— Jeremy Burge (@jeremyburge) October 10, 2019
The options amongst the coloured hearts, squares and circles have also been expanded, meaning that each of these shapes now consistently come in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black and brown.
There have been eight new food emojis added in iOS 13.2, including falafel and Maté – a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink.
Eight new emoji animals have also joined the ranks, including a skunk and orangutan.
For more information on every new emoji available, check out the Emojipedia blog here.