How to Add the Secret 'Vulcan Salute' Emoji to Your iPhone
If you're a Trekkie, you might be surprised to find that Spock's popular Vulcan salute can actually be used as an emoji on your iPhone. With the public release of iOS 8.3, you'll now have updated unicode for more diverse emojis.
Strangely, Apple added support for the Spock emoji, but didn't include it in the keyboard itself. But with a little simple trickery, you can add the Vulcan salute emoji as a keyboard shortcut on iOS 8.3.
Add Spock's Vulcan Salute to Your Keyboard
Use Safari (may not appear on Chrome) to open this tweet from Cult of Mac and copy the Vulcan salute emoji. Now, head over to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts on your device and create a shortcut for the emoji.
Note: The emoji will only appear if you're running iOS 8.3.
Once the shortcut is saved, enter it from your keyboard and Spock's Vulcan salute emoji will appear.
While I'm not a huge Star Trek fan, this find is nonetheless a neat addition to the rest of my new and diverse emojis. Now let's just hope for some Star Wars love as well.