LOADS of new emoji are making their way to your iPhone and Android smartphone on 2018.
The Unicode Consortium has finalised a list of 157 emoji that will be available to phone users later this year.
The new smileys were included in the ‘Unicode 11 standard’, which is an update to the existing roster of official emoji.
They’re in addition to the 2,666 emoji we already have access to, and add a host of new options.
New emoji include “cold face”, “smiling face with three hearts”, “partying face”, “pleading face”, and “woozy face”.
But there are plenty of object icons too, including “superheroes”, “supervillains”, and even a “lobster”.
We’ll also see a host of other useful emoji:
- Raccoons, llamas, hippos, kangaroos, badgers, swans, peacocks, and parrots
- Teddy bears, goggles, a lab coat, and DNA
- Mango, lettuce, bagel, salt, and a cupcake
CORE OF THE PROBLEM?
Apple engineer says pressure to design iPhone is reason I’m divorced
BLACK TO THE FUTURE
Some people just won’t accept that the first Brits had black skin
get app to date
Your guide to Snapchat – from knowing if someone’s deleted you to filters
Snapchat users FURIOUS over new update – here’s how to avoid it
What is a robot sex doll, how much are they and what is Paris’s robot brothel?
There’s no telling when exactly we’ll get access to the new emoji, because it depends when Google and Apple update their Android and iOS mobile software respectively.
But given the overwhelming popularity of emoji, it’s likely that both firms will be scrambling to add the new smileys as soon as possible.
Emoji first emerged in Japan back in 1999, but are now a staple of western popular culture – even sparking a (critically panned) 2017 movie about the yellow blobs.