New emoji are finally here! Now you can select the skin tone of your choice from the updated emoji picker in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.
Here’s how to do it: first, make sure you’ve updated your phone. Then, bring up the new emoji keyboard by tapping the globe.
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From there, it’s as simple as tapping and holding on the emoji you want — not all of them work, just the ones with human elements in them — and dragging your finger across the screen to select the tone you want.
Just a warning: if you change the skin tone of an emoji and send it to a friend that’s not on iOS 8.3 or OS X 10.10, it’ll show up as an alien.
How about on your Mac? Easy. Just bring up the emoji keyboard with ⌘ + CTRL + Space, then tap and hold on the emoji you want to bring up the selector.
That’s it! Now you’re an emoji pro.