Spotted the Transgender flag emoji?

From GayNZ Team, 12 March 2019

After the latest WhatsApp update which was made to Android phones in early March. The new flag emoji was first reported by Emojipedia, a voting member of the Unicode Consortium.

Much like the anti-LGBT flag emoji spotted by people earlier this month, the trans flag emoji combines two emojis: the white flag and transgender symbol.

Between these two emojis, there is a piece of code known as an invisible Zero Width Joiner character. This enables the two other symbols to fuse and create something brand new – in this case, a transgender Pride flag emoji.

How to get the Transgender flag emoji on your Android

You can copy the code needed to form a transgender Pride emoji here, though it will only work if your phone fulfils all the conditions mentioned above. Unfortunately, this is not yet available for Apple users on the iPhone.

Despite campaigning, the Transgender flag emoji wasn’t included in the Unicode Consortium’s sixth major emoji update since 2014, which will come to phones by October this year.

There is still no news of a possible bisexual, lesbian, pansexual or asexual flags emoji.