If you’ve been using Facebook, Twitter, or a smartphone running Android, you may have noticed the latest emojis have been shuffled into your platform of choice. Don’t worry if your smartphone doesn’t have them yet: your broccoli, hedgehog, orange heart, and pretzel emojis are on the way!
— Windows (@Windows) August 11, 2017
Unicode is the industry standard for creating the code used by your device to recognize and display various emojis. Unicode 10 is the most recent release, and it included a large list of interesting symbols that are now a part of the ever-expanding modern-day hieroglyphics we call emojis.
— Dusted (@dusted) July 18, 2017
Apple has recently noted that their devices will be updated to include the newest emoji characters introduced in Unicode 10 this fall, and Microsoft is currently allowing users in their preview program to play with the latest batch before the update is released for all Windows devices soon.
Unicode 10 brought in a few fun additions to the emoji family, and my personal favorites from this group include the T-Rex, sandwich, and vampire. Even though emoji fans are counting down the days until they can text a puking smiley face, zebra, brain, gloves, or zombie from their preferred platform, the Unicode Consortium is already trying to select the best candidates for next year’s Unicode 11 release in June 2018. There are currently 67 proposed emojis in the running, but not all of the following will be made into emojis:
Face With Glistening Eyes
Grinning Face With Letters OK As Eyes
Frowning Face With Question Marks As Eyes
Blue Face With Clenched Teeth And Icicles
Red Face With Tongue Sticking Out With Bead Of Sweat
Face With Uneven Eyes And Wavy Mouth
Face With Smiling Eyes And Party Horn And Party Hat
Serious Face With Eye Mask And Cape
Smiling Face With Cape
Top Of Head With No Hair
Top Of Head With White Hair
Top Of Head With Curly Hair
Top Of Head With Red Hair
Roll Of Toilet Paper
Frowning Pile Of Poo
Bar Of Soap
Ball Of Yarn
Spool Of Thread
Jigsaw Puzzle Piece
Lacrosse Stick And Ball
Woman’s Flat Shoe
I’m pulling for the mosquito, cupcake, and broom emojis, as they seem like some of the more useful options, but we all know that if it came down to a vote, the frowning pile of poo would win in a landslide.