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New Emoji 2016

72 New Emoji Are Coming, Including an Avocado!

Are you ready emoji lovers? The Unicode Consortium officially announced and released the full list of new emoji for Unicode 9.0. Most of the candidates submitted previously, sans for seven, are now part of the list.

Back in August 2015, Emojipedia released mock-ups of what they'd look like. Created by artist Joshua M. Jones, the new expressions, like selfie and lying face, are excellent, and while many people aren't fans of the clown face, we think he's all right. Many of these were requested by a variety of groups or pointed out to the Consortium as certain "gender counterparts" that were missing. For example, there's a princess but no prince and a Father Christmas but no Mother Christmas. Below are the final emoji mock-ups released on June 2 by Emojipedia.

Image Source: Emojipedia

While the final list of emoji are now approved by the Consortium, companies like Apple and Google need to approve them before they make it onto our phones. Chances are they will and we might see the new emoji on iOS 10 or Android N.


If you're excited about Unicode 10.0 already, a list of eight new emoji proposals is already out. One of them includes the dumpling emoji, which made it onto the list after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The campaign to add a dumpling emoji began in 2015. It was started by Jennifer 8. Lee, a former New York Times journalist and current CEO of Plympton. She noticed that the dumpling, a seemingly universal food item, was not on the list and wanted to fix that, she told BuzzFeed. Two websites and a Kickstarter campaign later, it's now an official candidate for becoming an emoji in June of 2017, along with a fortune cookie, takeout box, chopsticks, and face with one eyebrow raised emoji.

Image Source: Yiying Lu

But, we'll have to wait for those emoji in a year. For now, here's the full list of the 72 new emoji for this year:

  • Face with cowboy hat
  • Clown face
  • Nauseated face
  • Rolling on the floor laughing
  • Drooling face
  • Lying face
  • Sneezing face
  • Prince
  • Man in tuxedo
  • Mother Christmas
  • Face palm
  • Shrug
  • Pregnant woman
  • Selfie
  • Man dancing
  • "Call me" hand
  • Raised back of hand
  • Left-facing fist
  • Right-facing fist
  • Handshake
  • Hand with first and index finger crossed
  • Black heart
  • Fox face
  • Deer
  • Gorilla
  • Rhinoceros
  • Bat
  • Eagle
  • Duck
  • Owl
  • Lizard
  • Butterfly
  • Shark
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Wilted flower
  • Croissant
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Bacon
  • Potato
  • Carrot
  • Baguette bread
  • Green salad
  • Shallow pan of food
  • Stuffed flatbread
  • Egg
  • Glass of Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pancakes
  • Clinking glasses
  • Tumbler glass
  • Spoon
  • Octagonal sign
  • Shopping trolley
  • Scooter
  • Motor scooter
  • Canoe
  • Person doing cartwheel
  • Juggling
  • Fencer
  • Wrestlers
  • Water polo
  • Handball
  • Goal net
  • Boxing glove
  • Martial arts uniform
  • First-place medal
  • Second-place medal
  • Third-place medal
  • Drum with drumsticks

While we think they still missed some key emoji, it's still pretty great to finally see the avocado emoji in action. But let's be real: nothing will ever be better than the poop emoji.

Image Source: Emojipedia
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