Do you like to use emojis when sending messages?
New draft emojis are proposed for launch later this year by the icons’ oversight organisation, the Unicode Consortium.
The draft emoji list includes a coral icon for the first time, which Emojipedia said was a common symbol around the discussion of climate change, and is joined by a range of new versions of the popular yellow face emoji, including a melting face, saluting face, the face holding back tears and a face that cannot bear to watch.
A low battery, identification card, a mirror ball and biting lip icons also appear on the list along with gender-neutral versions of almost every emoji.
Also proposed is an update to the handshake emoji which allows users to choose a range of skin tones for both hands which would further improve race representation in the icons.
The final list of approved emoji will be announced in September as part of Emoji 14.0 and is expected to roll out to the public in 2022.
Do you like to use emojis to emphasise meaning when you text or would you rather use words? Do you find some people’s overuse of emojis irritating? Do you think emojis do a good job of conveying what you want to say?
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