What’s the best part about Apple’s iOS 8.3 update? The Canadian flag emoji

At long last, an emoji of our very own.

Global News

TORONTO – Patriotic Canadians rejoice! We Canucks finally have our own Canadian flag emoji.

The new emoji was included with Apple’s iOS 8.3 update Wednesday, along with 30 other new country flag options.


Canadians have been protesting the lack of a Canadian flag emoji since 2013, when disgruntled users first has to settle for using the maple leaf emoji when showing their Canadian pride online.



Users also took to Twitter to discuss the new “racially diverse” emoji.

The new diverse emoji have six different options for hair and skin tone. The iterations can be found on characters, such as the princess and hand-raising emoji, and on the symbols, such as the high five…

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