Today is an emoji adoration overload, first with the announcement that a whopping 72 amazing new emoji are on the way, then with the release of new Kimoji. Now, news is buzzing that Facebook has made a major update to their own Messenger emoji that takes them WAY ahead of the pack when it comes to some much needed representation and diversity.

new Facebook messenger emoji

In a post released on Facebook, we鈥檙e asked to 鈥淪ay Hello to the New Messenger Emojis 鈥 from skin tones that you can choose to lots of women in great roles, Messenger is beginning to make emojis more representative of the world we live in.鈥

The collection includes standardized emoji that will match your bestie鈥檚 phone (so there鈥檚 no misunderstanding when it comes to mixed messages), so that when you鈥檙e sending a smiley face, they鈥檒l see the same face on the other end.

new Facebook messenger emoji

Also addressing the call for more lady-like pics (ya know, kick-butt and totally diverse ones), the new Messenger emoji include a female police officer, gal runner and pedestrian, as well as a woman surfer and swimmer. We鈥檝e also been assured that these are just the first, and more female-fronting pics will continue to be added.

new Facebook messenger emoji

But that鈥檚 not where the diversity ends. If you鈥檙e cool with the bright yellow faces smiling back at you from Messenger, then you can go about your day with those sunny circles. If you鈥檇 rather change 鈥榚m up to something that is a little closer to your own gorgeous self, then Messenger now offers a variety of skin tones that you can choose from.

new Facebook messenger emoji

Also offering an 鈥渆moji picker鈥 to make sure you鈥檙e making the most of the teeny pics, this is definitely an update that you鈥檒l want to check out ASAP, FB friends. The first batch of new releases comes out tomorrow.

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(h/t E!, photos via Facebook Messenger)