The Unicode Consortium teased the subsequent round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it is clear simply what they will look like once they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the handfuls of emoji characters coming to their platforms later within the year — you’ll find a few of Apple’s examples above, and Google’s beneath. In each case, the focuses are on inclusivity and a bit of whimsy.
You may see more characters for accessibility, equivalent to information dogs, wheelchairs, and prosthetic limbs. Additionally, the well-known “holding hands” emote now contains many other combinations of skin colors and gender. You can even discover India-centered emotes like a Hindu temple, a Diya lamp, and a sari. On the foolish aspect, you can anticipate animals like sloths, otters, and flamingos, to not mention underpants and yo-yos.
Apple will solely say that the brand new emoji are coming as a part of software replace within the fall. However, that is mainly shorthand for the releases of iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and watchOS 6. The Google-inclined, in the meantime, must both attempt the Android Q beta or await Q’s completed release to reach their hardware within the months ahead.
Within the meantime, the Unicode crew is not standing nonetheless. It is talking a few doable mechanisms that might allow you to modify the color of non-human emoji. You possibly can have a black cat or show white wine instead of red. The system could come as quickly because the Unicode 13.0 spec (that’s, 2020), however, it’s not set in stone just yet.