Apple launches 37 new emojis to liven up your group text messages

You just accidentally sent a screenshot of a private conversation you were having with someone you were dating to that person instead of your friend. There are almost no excuses to get away with an obvious mistake. If only there was an emoji that captured the heat radiating off your face as you melt into a puddle of embarrassing goo.

There are. On March 14, Apple released iOS 15.4, an update that includes useful tweaks such as mask-friendly facial recognition tools, gender-neutral voice options for Siri, and 37 new emojis. The refreshed emoji library now includes seven new smiley faces that capture unspoken feelings—like bone-melting embarrassment, the desire to see something squirm through your fingers, and the inability to hold back tears.

The update also includes new object emojis, like an empty nest when your roommates are out and you're afraid of being home alone, a disco ball to spruce up your plans to water your plants on Saturday night when your battery dies. Case. You almost canceled the date, and it's your lifesaver when someone takes care of you. Other useful emojis include pointing your finger when your roommate asks whose turn it is to get the recycling, and biting your lip when someone says they solved Wordle on their first try. There are also new emojis to make your keyboard more inclusive, such as a gender-neutral pregnant woman and a multiracial handshake.

Apple announced the new emoji back in June 2021, but the full list wasn't released until last week. Emojipedia's emoji developers have teased the new graphics ahead of their full release, pointing out the subtle changes. For example, the mouth-covering emoji changes from a serious look to a happy look, changing the mood from silent fear to shyness.

Emoji Encyclopedia

Here's the full list of new emojis in the iOS 15.4 update:

1. The surface melts into a puddle.

2. Cover your face with your hands

3. Cover your eyes with your hands

4. Half-face salute

5. Facial contours

6. Face with crooked mouth

7. Smile to cover up tears

8. Palm facing right

9. Palm to the left

10. Palms facing down

11. Palms facing up

12. Thumb and index finger touching

13. “I want you” finger

14. Heart shaped hands

15.Bite your lips

16. The one who wears the crown

17. Pregnant man

18. Pregnant women with short hair

19. Troll

20. Coral

21. Lotus

22. Empty Nest

23. Build a nest with eggs

24. Beans

25. Liquid flowing out of glass

26. Mason Jars

27. High Slide

28. Wheels

29. Lifeguard

30. Hamsa

31. Disco ball

32. Low battery power

33. Crutches

34.X-ray examination

35. Bubbles

36. ID card

37. Bold equal sign

To get these new emojis, make sure your phone is updated to the latest version of iOS by going to Settings, tapping General, then Software Update and following the prompts to download from there.