The Unicode Consortium teased the coming up emoji additions for 2019, and now it is clear just what they will appear like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by exhibiting their adaptations of the dozens of emoji characters coming to their platforms later within the year — you will discover a few of Apple’s examples above, and Google’s below. In both cases, the focuses are on inclusivity and a bit of whimsy.
You will see more characters for accessibility, such as guide dogs, wheelchairs, and prosthetic limbs. Additionally, the well-known “holding hands” emote now consists of many more combinations of skin colors and gender. You may also discover India-focused emotes like a Hindu temple, a Diya lamp, and a sari. On the silly aspect, you may expect animals like sloths, otters, and flamingos, not to point out underpants and yo-yos.
Apple will only say that the new emoji are coming as a part of a software update within the fall. However, that is mainly shorthand for the releases of iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and watchOS 6. The Google-inclined, meanwhile, should either try the Android Q beta or wait for Q’s finished launch to reach their hardware within the months forward.
Within the meantime, the Unicode crew is not standing nonetheless. It is talking about a doable mechanism that may let you modify the color of non-human emoji. You could have a black cat or present white wine as an alternative of red. The system might come as soon as the Unicode 13.0 spec (that’s, 2020), however, it’s not set in stone just yet.