New emojis are coming and we're already obsessed with them

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Thursday 30 January 2020 15:00
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(Emojipedia)

Does anyone remember what it was like to communicate pre-emoji?

Like, you'd have to actually type words to express your feelings. You couldn't say something snide and follow it up with a cry-laughing emoji to save an entire friendship, or pop a rainbow flag in your twitter handle to try and stave off the casual homophobia that is rampant across social media. You didn't even have the option of the undoubtedly overused "grimacing face" for when someone says something potentially problematic in the family chat but you can't be bothered to fully call them out.

Without wanting to seem ungrateful for our emoji privilege, it is worth noting that the list of icons has hitherto by no means been representative. But all that could be about to change.

To the glee of many, Unicode has just announced a new range of emojis, which include the trans flag (FINALLY), women wearing tuxes (hot), and men holding babies (imagine!).

Not diversity related, but we're also very much here for the new fondue emoji, the houseplant emoji and the smiling face with a tear, which was the emotion we were all missing, let's be honest.

We also finally have the hugging emoji we deserve (honestly anything is better than the creepy jazz hand version we had to live through last decade with).

And Christmas 2020 will be made all the more delightful with the introduction of Mx Clause, a gender neutral santa.

See below a full list of all the new emojis because why not:

Smiling Face with Tear
Disguised Face
Pinched Fingers

With Skin Tones

Anatomical Heart
Lungs
Ninja

With Skin Tones

Person in Tuxedo

With Skin Tones

Woman in Tuxedo

With Skin Tones

Person with Veil

With Skin Tones

Man with Veil

With Skin Tones

Woman Feeding Baby

With Skin Tones

Person Feeding Baby

With Skin Tones

Man Feeding Baby

With Skin Tones

Mx Claus

With Skin Tones

People Hugging
Black Cat
Bison
Mammoth
Beaver
Polar Bear
Dodo
Feather
Seal
Beetle
Cockroach
Fly
Worm
Potted Plant
Blueberries
Olive
Bell Pepper
Flatbread
Tamale
Fondue
Teapot
Bubble Tea
Rock
Wood
Hut
Pickup Truck
Roller Skate
Magic Wand
Piñata
Nesting Dolls
Sewing Needle
Knot
Thong Sandal
Military Helmet
Accordion
Long Drum
Coin
Boomerang
Carpentry Saw
Screwdriver
Hook
Ladder
Elevator
Mirror
Window
Plunger
Mouse Trap
Bucket
Toothbrush
Headstone
Placard
Transgender Symbol
Transgender Flag

Some emojis are already available, while others will be rolled out throughout the year. We can hardly wait.

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