Here’s what the 250 new emojis will look like and how Unicode thinks you should use them

Yesterday we shared some exciting news with you, news that soon our social media and messaging lives will experience a massive evolution with the introduction of 250 brand news emojis.

After Unicode’s official announcement that it’ll soon be adding so many more colourful little icons to our chatting, flirting and passive aggressive messaging repertoire, we were all left daydreaming about what the vulcan salute, chipmunk, om symbol and middle finger would look like on our screens and the weird and wonderful ways we can incorporate them into our daily lives.

Well, the agonising wait is over. Today Unicode has lifted the lid on how the emojis will look (well kind of, these are the initial, boring, monochrome versions).

We were excited about the vulcan salute, chipmunk and middle finger yesterday, but now we’re fantasising about the limitless possibilities opened up to us by man in business suit levitating, om symbol, chipmunk, spy and derelict house.

Hilariously, Unicode has gone into a little more depth with some of the emojis, presumably in a bid to explain in which situations they’d be most fitting. Like, for example, man in business suit levitating being used for “jump”, the spy man being used for “investigate” and a dagger being used for “hate”. Thank god we can now talk about investigating and hating people, whilst jumping, obviously.

You can check out the full emoji mock-ups for yourself here. (The ones in yellow are the newbies).


Becca Caddy

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