If you've been craving broccoli or have been dreaming of dinglehoppers (you glorious land mermaid, you), we have some good news. Apple's latest iOS update has a plethora of new emojis to choose from, and it's available now.
If you're like me and the only reason you'll actually be motivated to update your phone is for new emojis, well, looks like we've got a whole slew of new reasons to plug in and connect to wifi.
iOS 11.1 was released last week and yep, there are 56 new emojis—and with skin tone variants, that puts the total to about 190 new options for wordless communication.
In addition to a whole host of mythical creatures, the update includes a gender neutral adult, a person breastfeeding, a dumpling, a person coming out of the shower (I'm going to bet Scandinavia will use that for sauna), and the flags for England, Scotland, and Wales.
Even though we can imagine hedgehog and swearing face to have the occasional spot in our most used, Apple actually shared which emoji gets the most play: tears of joy face (or, laugh crying). Glad to know we're all doubled over in laughter so often.
If you skipped iOS 11, you'll notice that there are some other new features besides emojis, including a customizable control center (that swipe up from the bottom area), the camera now has built-in loop and boomerang features, and an all-important one handed keyboard mode. A bonus for iOS 11.1 is that battery life seems much improved, according to sources quoted in Forbes.
Here are all the new emojis, via Emojipedia (note: they have some duplicates where there is a gender, ex: mage and woman mage are the same):