A trembling face, pink heart and Wi-Fi symbol are among the emoji to be approved in September and coming to smartphones next year.
Emojipedia has officially revealed images of the concept candidates for the next emoji release, Emoji 15.0, which will be officially confirmed in September.
The much sought-after ‘pink heart’ is one of three new colored hearts included in the release, along with light blue and gray.
Shaking face, on the other hand, can be used for shock reactions or to indicate excessive movement, such as during an earthquake.
Other inclusions on the Emoji 15.0 list are donkey, jellyfish, hair tuft, pea pod, moose, donkey, and a khanda – the symbol of the Sikh faith.
Emojipedia has officially revealed the draft candidates for the next emoji release, Emoji 15.0, which will be officially confirmed in September
Pink heart has been one of the most ‘discussed absences on the emoji keyboard’ since 2016, Emojipedia said
EMOJI VERSION 15.0
– Shaking face
– Pink/light blue/grey heart
– Pushing hand
– Main pod
– Folding hand fan
– hair pluck
– Black bird
The new additions have been detailed by Emojipedia – which is part of the Unicode Consortium, the central bank of all approved emoji – ahead of World Emoji Day next Sunday (July 17).
Companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft are applying stylized versions of the consortium’s designs to their own operating systems.
No release dates have been confirmed for the emoji on various operating systems, but they will likely be available on most platforms by October 2023, Emojipedia said.
“Actual vendor designs will differ from major vendors, and Emojipedia’s own preview images may also be updated when Emoji 15.0 is finalized,” said Keith Broni of Emojipedia.
“In addition, since this is just a draft emoji list, any emoji is subject to change before it’s final approval in September 2022.”
The new emoji were already listed as “draft candidates” on Unicode’s online application list, but have only now been officially announced along with sample designs.
Some “may not make it,” although most submitted for approval in this draft list are “historically confirmed,” Broni said.
“It is worth noting that the majority of the draft emoji candidates have ended up on the final list in recent years,” he said.
Pink heart has been one of the most “discussed absences on the emoji keyboard” since 2016, Emojipedia said.
There are already several other versions of pink hearts, including a growing pink heart, two hearts, heart with arrow, heart with ribbon, and beating heart, but not an ordinary pink heart.
Emoji 15.0 also includes ‘pushing hand’ in a range of skin tones, facing right or left.
The pushing hand emoji is similar to half of the existing “folded hands” emoji, which are often used to indicate prayer, thanks, or reverence.
Pushing a hand can be used to indicate that you are refusing something, or extending a hand for a high five.
Shaking face can be used for shock response or to indicate excessive movement, such as during an earthquake
Emoji 15.0 also includes ‘pushing hand’ in a range of skin tones, facing right or left (pictured)
Emojipedia pointed out that there are far fewer emojis on this year’s draft list compared to previous years – just 31.
That compares to 112 in 2021 Emoji 14.0, while Emoji 13.0 and Emoji 13.1 from 2020 have 334 in between (117 and 217) respectively.
Plus, for the first time ever, there are no new people emojis in this set of recommendations.
There are also no flag emojis – not just geographic flags, but pride flags, language flags, and other color-based flags
A decision to stop making flag emojis was unveiled earlier this year due to the “ephemeral nature” of many pride flags and the “challenges including some identities while excluding others,” Emojipedia said.
Among the candidates are pink, gray and light blue hearts, ‘shaking face’ and ‘pushing hand’ in various skin tones.
Other inclusions on the Emoji 15.0 list are donkey, jellyfish, hair tuft, pea pod, moose, donkey, and a khanda (pictured) – the symbol of the Sikh faith
Emoji support release dates always vary by operating system, app, or device, but the earliest support for Emoji 15.0 is from October to December this year, likely on Android.
Between January and October 2023, most other platforms will also support Emoji 15.0, such as Facebook, Apple, and Twitter.
Until July 31, Unicode is accepting applications for the next batch of emoji, version 16.0, which will likely be unveiled in about a year and approved in September 2023.
To be eligible, the emoji candidate must have multiple uses, be used in series, be groundbreaking, distinctive, compatible and used frequently, according to Unicode Consortium.
‘Pregnant MAN’ IS INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF NEW EMOJI FOR 2022
Two emoji – “pregnant man” and a gender neutral “pregnant person” – are among the most recent list of approved emoji, 14.0.
The pregnant man and the pregnant woman acknowledge that “pregnancy is possible for some transgender men and non-binary people,” said Emojipedia, a voting member of the Unicode Consortium.
Men get pregnant in both real life and fiction, Emojipedia claims, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1994 film “Junior.”
Emoji ‘pregnant man’ and ‘pregnant person’ can also be used as ‘an ironic way of showing a food baby, very full stomach caused by eating a large meal’
Guidelines to use the term “pregnant person” rather than “pregnant woman” – as issued by the British Medical Association in 2017, in an effort to recognize trans and non-binary people – were called “an insult to women” at the time. .
Jane Solomon, Emojipedia’s “senior emoji lexicographer,” outlined the new emojis in a blog post titled “Why is there an emoji for a pregnant man?”
“The new pregnancy options can be used for representation by trans men, non-binary people or women with short hair, although of course the use of these emojis is not limited to these groups,” she said.
‘Men can be pregnant. This applies to the real world (e.g. trans men) and to fictional universes (e.g. Arnold Schwarzenegger in [1994 film] “Junior”.
“People of any gender can also be pregnant. Now there are emojis to represent this.”
For now, Unicode will keep the more conventional “pregnant women” emoji, which has been an emoji since 2016.