We’re Finally Getting Interracial Couple Emoji, and We Have Tinder to Thank

Laura Byager, Mashable, March 5, 2019

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Up until this point, any emoji featuring two or more people was only been available in the default emoji yellow on iOS. But that’s about to change, and we have dating app Tinder to thank for that.

The Unicode Consortium — the gatekeepers of all emoji — will be adding a range of people-holding-hands emoji with a mix of genders and skin colours, following Tinder’s #representlove campaign.

{snip} We got the first look at all 230 emoji coming in 2019 earlier this year, but Unicode is now releasing the final designs, including the new couple emoji.

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Tinder’s reason for getting involved was, per their own statement, that online dating has facilitated an increase in interracial dating and marriages, according to a global Tinder study.

CMO of Tinder Jenny Campbell said in a statement sent to Mashable that she is proud of the fact the company has helped interracial couples get more visual representation.

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Just a few of the new mixed-race emoji. The original story shows 15 more.

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