Today, Google announced the coming of a multitude of new emoji to mobile device users, worldwide.

The Unicode Emoji Subcommitte has agreed to 11 new professional emoji, which will be available in both male and female options and cover a multitude of skin tones, totaling more than 100 new symbols for use at our finger tips.



Furthermore, Google is adding female versions to 33 existing emoji.

The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed on the images as a way to further promote equality and diversity online.

Emoji users, which Google states encompass more than 90% of the world’s online population, will now be able to choose between either a male or female emoji for a multitude of symbols, such as a person getting a haircut, running or rowing a boat.

Describing the move, Google wrote on their blog:

“In May, we proposed a set of new emoji to the Unicode Technical Committee that represent a wider range of professions for women (as well as men), and reflect the pivotal roles that women play in the world. Since then, we've worked closely with members of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee to bring the proposal to life.”

“These new emoji are one of several efforts we’re making to better represent women in technology, and to connect girls with the education and resources they need to pursue careers in STEM. One such effort is Made with Code, which helps girls pursue and express their passions using computer science.”

Google stated the additions can be included in future versions of both Android and other platforms, in an effort to enable people on all kinds of phones to send and receive the same emoji.