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Behold, Apple Has Thought of the Most 2020 Emoji Update of All Time

Call it a glow-up.
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Remember when we said we found the emoji that just summarizes our mood this year? While that emoji is still very dear to us, we're also all about Apple's latest one which has taken the throne for the most 2020 emoji yet: a cheery 'ol face wearing a face mask.

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We know what you're thinking. Doesn't that emoji already exist? Yes, there's currently a mask emoji on your phone, but that one looks a bit worse for wear. To keep up with the times, Apple just gave that one a glow-up with a happier outlook on life... you know, because wearing a mask doesn't just mean you're sick anymore.

It's much more than that to many, though. "This subtle change to Face with Medical Mask appears to carry the most weight, in the sense that mask wearing has become a somewhat political act in the United States," Emojipedia said. "It's a very 2020 emoji update."

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The emoji isn't only apt for now, but it's also very accurate. With everyone's mouths covered, the only true way for people to know you're pleased these days is to squint your eyes hard. It's pretty similar to other workarounds like a head tilt or a raised eyebrow.

The new emoji comes along with iOS 14.2 which comes out in October or November. Until then, you'll have to settle with the current face mask emoji. 

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