Apple Continues to Tweak Emojis in Latest iOS 8.3 Beta

After introducing all new emoji with skin tone modifiers in iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple continues to make minor tweaks to the emoji library in subsequent beta releases. iOS 8.3 beta 4 released through Apple's public beta testing program on Tuesday now separates default emoji from modified ones when holding them down on the keyboard, and emojis with yellow skin tone now have a matching blond or gold hair color.

Emoji iOS 8.3 Beta 4

The emoji keyboard also shows the "Recently Added" view as default again, making it easier to select from the emojis that you use most often for messaging. iOS 8.3 beta 4 also gains iMessage filtering that separates messages sent from unknown senders, removes the beta label from iCloud Photo Library and includes a number of bug fixes outlined within the MacRumors discussion forums.

We've been tracking all of the iOS 8.3 changes in our iOS 8 Features Roundup.

Tags: Emoji, iOS 8.3
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BigInDallas Avatar
120 months ago
Dumbest thing ever. Come on its a stupid emoji. Tired of this "racist" crap
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Reason077 Avatar
120 months ago
Still no Redhead emoji? Still racist.

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mr.steevo Avatar
120 months ago
Still no Redhead emoji? Still racist.

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I'm a red head. I didn't know I was a race.

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Mums Avatar
120 months ago
Which should they put first to make it not racist??
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centauratlas Avatar
120 months ago
Still no Redhead emoji? Still racist.

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Still no green or blue eyes????

RACISTS!!!!!!!
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utwarreng Avatar
120 months ago
The real travesty is the lack of a bacon emoji.
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