We may have just gotten the new 2017 emojis last month, but there's already talk about next year's newbies. Here's what could be coming to a phone keyboard near you in 2018.
Emojipedia reported today that the beta for Unicode 11.0 has been announced, and there are 130 potential new emojis jostling for placement at your fingertips. The possible newbies include redheaded person, bald person, curly haired person, cold face, hot face, superhero, super villain, woman's flat shoe, hiking boot, llama, lobster, bagel, mango, and cupcake, among others.
There's some helpful home items, like soap and toilet paper, so we hope our frantic text requests to housemates can be conveyed entirely in emojis in the near future.
The picks aren't final, and will be decided on by Unicode in January 2018 (and won't hit your phone until the latter half of next year).
Another notable change is that Unicode might be including the option for changing the direction of emojis, which Emojipedia illustrates:
Unicode said that they'll be announcing the final 11.0 update at the end of Q1 2018, so we'll have to wait and see which ones make the cut.
Here's the full list of draft emojis up for consideration:
- Smiling face with three hearts
- Hot face
- Cold face
- Partying face
- Woozy face
- Pleading face
- Superhero (man and woman)
- Supervillian (man and woman)
- Red-haired man and woman (skin tone variations)
- Curly-haired man and woman (skin tone variations)
- White-haired man and woman (skin tone variations)
- Bald man and woman (skin tone variations)
- Leg (skin tone variations)
- Foot (skin tone variations)
- Lab coat
- Hiking Boot
- Woman's flat shoe
- Leafy green
- Moon cake
- Red envelope
- Flying disc
- Nazar amulet
- Teddy bear
- Test tube
- Petri dish
- Fire extinguisher
- Lotion bottle
- Safety pin
- Toilet paper
- Pirate flag
What emoji are you most hoping for? Tell us in the comments.