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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Over 100 new emoji candidates proposed for release in 2019
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