New Emojis Coming Soon: 38 Reasons to Text More
If you’re in the camp that believes an emoji is worth a thousand words, consider your animated vocabulary expanding. Along with the presidential election and summer olympics in Rio, 38 new emojis will debut in 2016. The Unicode Consortium, the organization responsible for producing new emojis, has just announced the newest candidates.
All that’s missing in this new batch is Noah’s Ark itself. Gender-matched pairs are a strong theme, making it so that many original emojis will no longer be flying solo. The update will also find bacon enthusiasts in hog heaven as a bacon emoji finally made the cut. While texters hoping for a taco emoji will have to hold out a little longer, they will soon be able to cross their fingers via text.
Here is a preview of what’s to come:
The princess will pair with a prince:
All the major food groups will finally be represented:
New hand symbols will speak for themselves:
Side eye will now be in good company with a face-palm counterpart:
And of course, while clever pregnancy announcements never get old, a new shortcut will be available…