Apple doubles down on emojis in latest iOS 8.3 beta

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Selecting just the right skin tone is now even easier. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
Selecting just the right skin tone is now even easier. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

Apple continues to tweak its emoji keyboard in the latest iOS 8.3 beta, the fourth iOS beta so far to make its way to developers to test and try out new features.

The new options organize the skin tone modifiers — which debuted in beta 2 of iOS 8.3 — into tap and hold menus, making things just a bit easier to utilize while streamlining the process as well.

In addition, all the yellow-colored Emoji people that previously had brown hair now have yellow hair, as you can see in the image below.

See the changes for yellow people here. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
See the changes for yellow people here. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

The default Recently Added emoji keyboard view returns as well; a welcome fix. The new iOS 3 beta 4 also has iMessage filtering to separate out messages from people you don’t know as well as removing the iCloud Photo Library beta label from the new photo feature.