Almost a year ago, the Unicode Consortium released version 10.0.0 of the Unicode Standard, which added new 8,518 characters, including 4 new scripts and, of more interest to a lot of people, 56 new emoji characters. Fast-forward to 2018 and the Consortium is set for the release of version 11.0.0. Good news for those looking for new emojis is that the latest update is set to feature over 150 new emojis, with 75+ unique characters, bringing the total list of emojis to 2,823.
There’s a wide variety of new emojis that will be making its way to your smartphones in due course, which include hot and cold smiley faces, red, bald and curly haired humans, 10 new animals (including a mosquito – if anyone has ever had the need to express their frustration for those flying pests by means of an emoji), superheroes and supervillains, a few limbs that include a leg and a foot, as well as new party and drunk faces. There are also a few new activities, including sewing, knitting, lacrosse, and skateboarding. According to Jeremy Burge (an emoji historian, and founder of Emojipedia), companies like Twitter, Apple, and Google will have to add Unicode 11 support before users can send and share them. So far, they have not announced their update schedules.
The latest update will emoji drop on 5 June 2018, and will be available on your device once your smartphones have received the latest patch, along with social media apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and the likes also updating their applications. Emojipedia.org has released a sample video and the full a full list of additions can be found via the official site.
You can follow the link to Instagram for more images from the latest Unicode release.