Apple rolled out new developer betas for OS X and iOS Monday — which included, amongst other things, the first look at a more diverse set of emoji.
The move comes a few months after the Unicode Consortium, the group that governs the emoji standard, proposed an update to address emoji diversity.
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The new emoji options include different skin color and hair combinations for a slew of characters. And although much of the reaction to the new emoji has been positive, some users — particularly in Asian communities — are upset and confused by the default emoji skin color, which is yellow.
So what's going on with those yellow-faced emoji? What is that trying to represent? And how did the skin colors get picked anyway?
That's what we're here to sort out.