The new emoji for 2020 have been officially announced: https://unicode.org/emoji/charts-13.0/emoji-released.html
They finally included, among the others:
• the trans pride flag
• generic people hugging
• a smiling face with a single tear
@miramarco And an accordion which is the most important one of all. Who hasn't sat there thinking "man, an accordion emoji would be grand right now"?
@Juju Unironically, they added a lot of emojis depicting objects, possibly to appease certain advocacy groups. That would be fine in itself, but I find it weird that the selection of expression-related emojis is still lacklustre. Maybe the committee has different priorities, or there aren’t many expression emojis among the proposals they receive 🤷🏻♂️
@miramarco There are so many things I didn't think anyone would need. Like the ninja or a bad-looking olive. But I'm glad that there will finally be a hugging emoji that actually looks like hugging and not like a person doing spirit fingers. 🤗
@miramarco emojis are updated yearly?
@irieldescent Yes, they are! We can expect the major platforms to start supporting the new emojis in the next months
Oh hey, @InspectorCaracal, a rock emoji!
@email@example.com ahahaha! Finally!
@miramarco very happy about the hug emoji that actually looks like it, and not like a shrugging smiley
@miramarco kinda exited about the Dodo though :D
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