The Latest Batch of Emojis Is Coming Your Way

The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium has released the latest batch of official emojis. The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a focus on making modern software and computing systems support the widest range of human languages.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of those emojis that you will see coming soon to your devices (from emojipedia):

Melting FaceFace with Open Eyes and Hand Over MouthFace with Peeking EyeSaluting FaceDotted Line FaceFace with Diagonal Mouth

Rightwards HandLeftwards Hand: Light Skin TonePalm Down Hand: Medium-Light Skin TonePalm Up Hand: Medium Skin ToneHand with Index Finger and Thumb Crossed: Medium-Dark Skin ToneIndex Pointing at the Viewer: Dark Skin ToneHeart HandsHandshake: Dark Skin Tone, Light Skin Tone

Person with CrownPregnant ManPregnant Person

TrollCoralLotusNest with EggsBeansPouring LiquidJarPlayground SlideWheel

Ring BuoyHamsaMirror BallLow BatteryCrutchX-RayBubblesIdentification CardHeavy Equals Sign

All the emojis on the second and third rows come in six different skin tones; the first six images on line two. the six skin tones.

My favorites are the following:

  • row one, first item – a melting face
  • row three, second and third items – a pregnant man…
  • row four, first item – a troll
  • row four, next to last item – a playground slide
  • row five, item two – a hamsa (Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by middle easterners, to provide defense against the evil eye. The hamsa holds recognition as a bearer of good fortune among Christians in the Middle East as well.)

The Unicode Consortium website also provides info about which emojis are used most often, as shown in the following pie chart. The cahrt identifies the six most popular, and then frequency usages for a random selection of oether emojis.

And did you know, that if you are a really big fan of a particular emoji, you can adopt it, at a price from $100 to $5,000, depending on your level of sponsorship. Adopting a character helps the non-profit Unicode Consortium in its goal to support the world’s languages.

And I want to give a shout out to the following, which according to the Twitter site, Least Used Emoji, is the world’s least-used emoji:

Input symbol for symbols

It is the input symbol for symbols.

Who knew there was so much to know about the humble emoji…

*image from Business Insider

69 thoughts on “The Latest Batch of Emojis Is Coming Your Way

  1. Too bad we can’t chart our own emojis. That way you could assess which emojis got the best blog responses. I’m sure that study has already been done somewhere. I know there are 2-3 I use 90% of the time. Many I have never used. If I can’t figure out what they mean, I don’t use them.

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  2. I love the ogre and have been considering how to use the 3 beans. maybe- I don’t give (3 beans) about what you said/did/think. use as needed. or maybe there is totally a different meaning to this emoji?

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  3. I still text in full sentences. By all means, let’s give kids more symbols so they can use even fewer words. I can’t even fathom why we’d even need some of those. Dotted line face? For what? (And that’s the nicest one I’ll complain about.)

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  4. Do people really get paid to create and study emojis? Tandem who’s to say that what looks like a pregnant man isn’t actually a man who likes his beer. Sorry I really don’t get the whole emoji thing and rarely use them. When I do use them I am likely using them wrong. I like to communicate in complete sentences. Less misunderstandings.

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    1. I don’t know if people are getting paid to keep track of emojis or if it is a labor of love. And good point about the pregnant man; if I wasn’t told what it was, I would have thought the same thing. And I use emojis, but just about three or four of them. Hopefully they will never fully replace the written word. Can you imagine reading a book that is just emojis?!

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      1. that’s odd. when I look at your comment in the WP reader, there is a fourth emoji that looks like a blue circle with two stars on it. when I look at it on my blog, I just see three emojis…

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  5. I love emojis, if I could communicate only in emojis I would! Wouldn’t pay to adopt it lol but I’d continue using it 🙌 my fave in your list is the “I can’t watch but oh let me watch” emoji LOL

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