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Get ready for a bunch of new emojis

Get ready for a bunch of new emojis
From TechCrunch - February 8, 2018

The world needs more emojis. Ever since emojis became a cultural phenomenon, tech companies have been working together to add new smileys, animals and objects. And the Unicode consortium just published this years list of new emojis.

While many glaring omissions have been fixed in recent years, the Unicode consortium has accepted 157 new emojis. But who are these people who get to decide what were all going to use pretty soon?

You can see a list of all members on Unicodes website. People working for Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft all participate in the emoji subcommittee. Emoji experts, such as Emojipedia editor Jeremy Burge, also participate.

After months of discussions, they come up with a list of new characters and vote for a new release of Unicode. So heres what you can expect this year. Emojipedia has worked with artists to create sample designs of the new emojis:

Again, this is just a sample design. Apple, Google, Facebook and others will all work with their own artists to create their own version of each emoji.

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