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  • 07.19.16

A rainbow flag emoji could be available soon

While typically new emoji are approved by the committee and then released some time later, the fact that the flag uses existing characters (a flag and a separate rainbow) means that companies like Apple and Google could potentially add the character to the keyboards in iOS and Android now, rather than waiting for the next release of emoji in order to do so.

The topic of a rainbow flag was originally presented to the group in June 2015; a similar proposal was filed this June. EP