Black Emojis Have Arrived: New Apple iOS Update's African-American Emoticons Make Twitter Go Wild [Photos]

Paula Mooney

The long-awaited update from Apple means that emojis now have all kinds of skin colors, with black emojis being representative of African-American skin tones, causing a stir on Twitter. As reported by People, the new iOS 8.3 update from Apple includes at least 300 new emojis, and it's notable that accessing those emoticons with different skin tones means holding down a finger on certain emojis until the user is given the option to select from darker skin shades, if available.

— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) April 8, 2015

— Global Grind (@GlobalGrind) April 8, 2015

— Lawyer Thoughts (@lawyerthoughts) April 9, 2015

— Black Emojis (@ColoredEmojis) April 9, 2015

Some users have vowed to only use the newly diverse emojis from this moment forward, while others are tweeting about the overabundance of interest in the black emoticons.

— violet (@jawlinezjm) April 9, 2015

— KARE 11 (@kare11) April 9, 2015