Many people use smileys to communicate on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes there just isn’t one to display exactly what you are feeling.
Luckily, Unicode Consortium continually work on which emojis the people need – and they have come up with some great ones.
This year a new batch of 117 emojis will be released on iPhone, Mac, Android and other devices.
Of these there are 62 new characters, and 55 skin tone and gender variations.
Google announced the Emoji 13.0 update will be available with Android 11, the company’s next operating system.
Apple also usually bring out new emojis with the next major operating system update in Autumn.
Among the new characters is a woman in a tuxedo and a person bottle-feeding a baby. There is even an emoji for bubble tea and for pinched fingers.
After being criticised for not including the transgender flag, which is pink, blue and white, before, it’s finally being added.
The website Emojipedia, which is part of the Unicode Consortium, said: “Announced today by the Unicode Consortium, the 117 new emojis form part of Emoji 13.0 and will come to most platforms in the second half of 2020.
“Variations of existing emojis now approved for 2020 include a woman or gender-inclusive person in a tuxedo, as well as a gender-neutral person or man in a veil.
“These, along with other approved emojis, will be coming to phones later this year.
“Also included in this update is a gender-inclusive alternative to Santa Claus and Mrs Claus, named Mx Claus.
“This addition is part of an ongoing effort to make more consistent set of gender options across the board, and expands upon 138 new gender-neutral emojis added in late 2019 as part of Emoji 12.1”
No specific date has been given for the release of the emojis.
But according to Google today, Emoji 13.0 will be available “later this year”.
The new emojis coming are:
- Smiling Face with Tear
- Disguised Face
- Pinched Fingers (With Skin Tones)
- Anatomical Heart
- Ninja (With Skin Tones)
- Person in Tuxedo (With Skin Tones)
- Woman in Tuxedo (With Skin Tones)
- Person with Veil (With Skin Tones)
- Man with Veil (With Skin Tones)
- Woman Feeding Baby (With Skin Tones)
- Person Feeding Baby (With Skin Tones)
- Man Feeding Baby (With Skin Tones)
- Mx Claus (With Skin Tones)
- People Hugging
- Black Cat
- Polar Bear
- Potted Plant
- Bell Pepper
- Bubble Tea
- Pickup Truck
- Roller Skate
- Magic Wand
- Nesting Dolls
- Sewing Needle
- Thong Sandal
- Military Helmet
- Long Drum
- Carpentry Saw
- Mouse Trap
- Transgender Symbol
- Transgender Flag