Great news for all emoji fans out there. The Unicode Consortium approved over 51 new emojis for smartphones and tablets.
According to the most recent statements, Unicode has given its seal of approval for a series of funny and colorful emojis. These new symbols are bound to land on smartphones and tablets somewhere in December.
The new emoji list approved by an Emoji Subcommittee from Unicode includes 51 symbols. However, if the pictograms are well received by the public, the committee will update the list with another 33 emojis, which, according to their statements, include both genders.
Some of the highlights of the emoji list are the woman wearing a beige hijab, bacon, the bearded man, a giraffe, Dracula, UFO, and a zebra. As mentioned, more are on the way, as the Unicode receives each day request for emojis.
Perhaps some of the funniest emojis out there are the clown face, the whiskey glass, the glam person taking a selfie, and, of course, the sideways laughing face.
Moreover, some of them are more hilarious than the others. For example, when asked what’s the most Finnish thing you can think of, a user sent the sauna emoji. The new alien face and the peach are also among the customers’ favorites.
However, while most emojis are amusing and quite harmless, some of the had to be changed before they were released again. We can all recall that pictogram which depicted a gun.
After the mass shootings that took the US by surprise, the Unicode consortium marked the emojis as being inappropriate and called for a redesign. The former gun emoji has been replaced with a green water gun, as to remind us of the long-gone summer.
The newly-approved emojis become even more interesting, as Apple announced that the new iOS 10.2 update would affect these pictograms, as well. More specifically, according to Apple’s representative, the new OS update will allow the users to increase the size of the emoji by up to three times.
Moreover, iOS word suggestion engine will also tell the user where they can use an emoji in a text. Up until now, 100 new emojis were released and countless others are on their way, pending approval from Unicode.
So, now you have 100 possible ways of saying to another person what you’re really thinking about.
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