Brace yourselves, for new emoji are coming! The emoji list for 2018 has been published which adds 157 new emojis to the standard. This brings the total number of approved emojis to 2,823. And redheads are finally no longer neglected.
The Unicode Emoji 11.0 set is final. While Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other vendors are still working on their different designs, Emojipedia has whipped up a set of sample emoji to present an idea of what they might look like. The Emoji 11.0 update will likely arrive to users in the second half of 2018. Apple typically updates its emoji in the fall after new iOS releases.
There are 77 unique emojis, padded by skin-color varietals. For smileys, there’s “Smiling Face With 3 Hearts,” “Hot Face,” “Cold Face,” “Partying Face,” “Woozy Face,” and “Pleading Face.” Humans get hair color options for “red,” “curly,” “bald,” and “white,” along with two new professions: “superheroes” and “supervillains.” There are also disembodied legs and feet in the various skin tones, and we can’t wait to see how the kids turn them into weird euphemisms.
New animals in the emoji-verse include raccoons, llamas, hippos, kangaroos, badgers, swans, peacocks, parrots, lobsters, mosquitoes, microbes, and teddy bears. For food, we get a pear mango, lettuce, a bagel, salt, a mooncake, and a cupcake. Emoji 11 takes some science-minded strides, with glyphs for goggles, a lab coat, a test tube, a petri dish, and DNA. And how were we able to communicate without the Jolly Roger pirate flag until now? That omission has now been rectified.