Apple added the ability to search for emojis in iOS 14. You need to have iOS 14 installed and the Emoji keyboard enabled in Settings for the search feature to work. Here's how to search for emojis on your iOS keyboard:
Obviously there is no official coronavirus (COVID-19) emoji, but people have been using "microbe" as a replacement. You can find the microbe emoji on your iOS keyboard by tapping the smiley face button located below the "123" key. It is located under "objects" which you can quickly access by tapping the lightbulb icon on the emoji keyboard menu.
For World Emoji Day, Apple teased some of the emoji coming to iOS this fall. Apple proposed last year that the Unicode Consortium "introduce more disability-themed emoji," and they delivered, unveiling a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg. Other categories, like smiley faces, food, animals, and activities, are also receiving updates
Tomorrow is World Emoji Day, and Apple has previewed its upcoming new Emoji designs in a post celebrating the annual holiday. Every year since its founding in 2014, World Emoji Day offers an opportunity to celebrate your favorite Emojis. This year, even Kim Kardashian is getting into the spirit, by launching her new Kimoji fragrances.
As expected, Apple has released the second beta to iOS 11.1 with tons of new emoji. Apple announced the new characters on Friday. The update includes "more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more," according to the press release.