Brand new emojis – what’s hot, what’s not, and why one needs much more attention

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Wednesday's release of Apple's iOS 9.1 has unleashed about 150 new emojis - including the long-awaited taco and burrito.

Users are also talking about the addition of many new animals, like the unicorn, along with new sports characters, and a slew of new faces.

A sick face, an injured emoji, and a character with its mouth zipped shut also made the release.

The Vulcan salute, also known as the 'Star Trek hello' is getting a lot of buzz.

The most controversial addition of all - the middle finger - in multiple skin tones.

However, here's one that isn't getting nearly as much attention...And it should.

The "I am a witness" emoji is designed to help prevent cyber bullying.

It's a joint partnership between several social media sites and The Ad Council.

The goal is to step in when you see bullying, by using the "I am a witness" emoji, and a positive message.

For example, if you see a friend receive the new middle finger character, you could step in with the anti-bullying emoji, along with the new "I love you" character.

To get the latest iOS 9.1 update, head to Settings, click on General, and choose update.


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