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Canada has finally made its way onto the emoji keyboard.
Apple released the newest beta versions of iOS and OSX to developers on Monday, and screenshots of the redesigned emoji character set are circulating around the web.
The current emoji keyboard includes national flag emojis for 10 countries: China, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and of course — the US.
The new emoji keyboard will also include 30 new country flag options – including a Canadian flag.
The change comes after years of Canadian users complaining about the lack of representation.
there's emojis of pizza... cigarettes... poop.. aliens.. and many flags.. but somehow, there's not a canadian flag emoji ..c'mon iPhone— Ray Gibson (@raygibsonmusic) February 22, 2015
Canadian emoji right now.. we gave you insulin & cardiac pacemaker.— RedBlowfish (@redblowfish) August 22, 2014
It's 2015 and there's still no poutine or Canadian flag emoji.— megan winsor (@megwinsor) February 20, 2015
It kinda upsets me that Apple still hasn't come out with a Canadian flag emoji, yet they have the balls to create 12 different train emojis— Josh Hall (@Joshkhall) February 13, 2015
Apple will also be offering more racial diversity in the next version of emojis. There a five different skin tones, in addition to the default (yellow) skin tone.
The current emoji keyboard only shows characters with Caucasian skin tones. The only dark skined emoji is wearing what appears to be a religious headdress — something many users found offensive.
The other major change is to the family emoji.
Currently, the family emoji displays only two parents (male and female) and one (male) child.
Options for the new character set will include any variety of two adults (men, women, or mixed), with one, or two children (boys, girls, or mixed).
Apple is reportedly planning a public beta program which will kick off in mid-March.
So there's still time to make Canadians even happier.
So Apple is finally making a Canada flag emoji. Now we just need hockey, beaver, moose and maple syrup emojis and we'll be set.— Andrew Pepper (@AndrewRPepper) February 25, 2015