Android emoji support for iOS 11 beta is rolling out

Android emoji will soon be supported in iOS 11, thanks to a new beta build that includes the emoji support that’s been requested by users.

As of right now, iOS 11 uses only the first two emoji supported by Apple, which means there’s a long way to go before the entire emoji set is available on the iPhone.

But as Apple’s beta-testers report, emoji support is rolling right along, and that’s welcome news for those of us who’ve been asking for emoji support on iOS since the first beta release of iOS 11.

It’s not an ideal situation for anyone who relies on emoji for texting and emojis for socializing, but it’s a nice development nonetheless.