The Unicode Consortium, which maintains the standard that underpins emojis, publishes an update with new designs every year. The Unicode standard, version 14.0, was just released a few days ago. New emojis will be available with iOS 15 on Monday.
New emojis in Unicode 14
Starting this week, Unicode released version 14 of its standard. This official standard gathers a wide range of characters that are encountered on a daily basis. On this occasion, 37 additional emojis were added, bringing the total to 838. If you take skin tone options into account, the number rises to 112.
This release makes it easier for other development environments in which this tool is used to modify what they provide. To put it another way, once the standard becomes law, developers must incorporate the feature into their platforms.
This September 20, the update to iOS 15 will arrive on the eligible devices. Being the closest release on the horizon, it will be one of the first spaces to see them in action.
The emojis in question, present in the header of this article, were published last Monday by Emojipedia. In the list, you’ll find a melted face, a new type of surprised face, and three distinct hand gestures. (Two distinct heart symbols are also included.) People with crowns, pregnant men, a troll, a mirror ball, nests, lotus flowers, and even an x-ray can all be found in the gallery.
These emojis are already on all of the most popular platforms, and they will eventually arrive on all of the most mainstream platforms where they are frequently utilized. Because this update to the Unicode standard was just published, it is anticipated that its adoption will span from late 2022 into mid-2022. For the same reason, those who use or receive any message with these emojis will only be able to visualize them on compatible platforms.
In the case of phones, one of the most utilized environments, these emojis will be upgradeable between current iOS devices. Once they are adopted in some future Android updates, these special characters will be able to show the universality they have as a vocation.