Earlier this year, following the delayed announcement of Emojis v14, we looked at the Unicode consortium, the global emoji-making entity, approving the new emoji, which will be added as the 13.1 updates. Now, the organization has announced the acceptance of hundreds of new emojis.
With Emoji v13.1, the Unicode Consortium-approved emoji includes 217 new emoji. Amidst all this, there are some that have been created to portray our reaction and our state in these times. These include a new “face in the cloud” emoji, a “face exhaling” emoji, a “face with spiral eyes” emoji, a “heart on fire” emoji, and a “recreate” emoji.
While all of these emojis look cute, however, it looks like something that reflects the current state of us, humans amidst this year’s chaos around the world. Upcoming face emojis have aptly shown our reactions after looking at recent figures of coronovirus or hearing about another disaster elsewhere in the world.
Along with the announcement of these new emojis, the Unicode Consortium also announced the release deadline for the upcoming emoji pack versions.
So, according to the official post, Emoji v13.1 will arrive on supported devices for some time in 2021. While the flagship emoji v14 has been pushed back to 2022.
As the global economy continues to decline and the number of deaths due to the epidemic continues to increase, there is nothing we can do to stop the spread of the virus except to shut ourselves indoors. And as expressing our feelings through emojis has become a norm in this texting-era, these new emojis should be perfect for users during the current crisis and the current state of our world.