Earlier this year, we talked about the new emojis that are heading our way. Great news for text-addicts: they’re FINALLY here.
According to Emojipedia, Unicode will be releasing 72 new emojis on 21 June.
This means that for the first time, we’ll be able to send expressions like face-palm, shrug, fingers crossed and a fist-pound in pictorial form.
Other highly anticipated emojis include avocados and bacon, and we foresee the innuendo-friendly carrot and courgette joining the playful ranks of their eggplant buddy.
Last month, Google employees proposed to include more professional female figures – something that has yet to be addressed in the upcoming update. There have been some baby steps taken towards gender equality, however, with the introduction of the gender pairs:
My personal favourites? The clinking glasses and whiskey glass (perfect for weekends), bacon (finally!!!) and the clown face - perfect, of course, for terrorising friends with coulrophobia.
Photos: Unicode Consortium
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