Brace yourselves, 38 new emojis are coming in 2016 depicting emotions or illustrations that have been sorely neglected up until now. At least according to some users, who frequently support the phenomenon of smiley faces quickly replacing written text.
The Unicode Consortium will be releasing its Unicode 9 at some point in the middle of next year, and with it, will come another set of emojis that we have not been previously introduced to. They are a growing trend among smart phone users and instant messaging. The statistics drawn showed that over half of Instagram users accompany their texts with emojis.
The candidates have applied and many others can include their own ideas. However, they must explain the situations in which such a tiny illustration could be used and give it a name. That’s right, every emoji in part has a name. And a wikipedia-like page.
The world of tiny clip arts seems more extensive than people believed, and it’s still growing bigger, all catalogued and professionally displayed on the Emojipedia page, for those curious of the phenomenon.
Next years, the numbers will be growing, as Unicode Consortium plans on releasing several others over the already existing 700. The choices are able to be viewed by the public, though some certainly seem to be much more popular than others, such as bacon. There’s truly no need for an explanation on that one.
Others include avocado, cucumber, an amusing face-palm emoji that might actually be very useful and a selfie emoji to support the yet growing trend. Several others will be added to the animal kingdom, such as fox or duck, along with plenty more to color your chats if plain text just won’t do anymore.
Clinking of glasses could be a quick way to denote a special occasion, black heart to bluntly depict a dying romance, and the pregnant woman emoji will require no more words of explanation or details. However, accidentally sending the latter could ensue into a series of confusing, but potentially amusing situations.
Currently existing emojis will also be getting some partners, such as the princess, which will be soon getting her own crowned prince, and Santa Claus will be accompanied by Mrs. Claus. And since dancing is not nearly as fun while doing it alone, the dancing woman in a fancy red dress will be getting a tuxedo-clad partner as well.
It’s apparent that the world of digital communication will continue to be stamped by numerous more emojis, although iOS, Android and Windows devices will have free creative license to interpret them all as they wish. Meaning, even more variations will be available and the world of messaging might soon drown in emojis. But then, there will be an emoji to depict it.