Over 100 new emoji candidates proposed for release in 2019

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Over 100 new emoji candidates proposed for release in 2019. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on August 19, 2018.

There are now 179 new emoji candidates ready for the new year.

Unicode Consortium has proposed the additions, which include couples holding hands with a total of 55 skin tone and gender combinations.

Others include an emoji for a deaf person, and one with a mechanical limb.

The new emojis are being called a big win for diversity.

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