The Unicode Consortium is responsible for maintaining the library of Emojis, as well as introducing new ones to the lineup. Today, Unicode revealed the final list of the 2019 Emojis coming to your mobile phone, web browser, tweets, and t-shirts later this year.
Unicode is adding 230 Emojis to the list in 2019. However, the majority of those are variations; there are actually only 59 Emojis that you haven’t seen before.
You can see the full list of new 2019 Emojis here, but some highlights are below:
- Yawning face
- Mechanical arm
- Deaf person
- Person in wheelchair
- People holding hands
- Guide dog
- Beverage box
- Hindu temple
- Drop of blood
- Adhesive bandage
Typically, new Emojis start appearing on your devices by September or October, but some platforms could launch them earlier than that.
Hopefully, there won’t be too many controversies this year surrounding Emojis. Previous controversies included the altering of the gun Emoji to a water pistol, the introduction of the middle finger Emoji, and the switch to having the “family” and “couple” Emojis be gender-neutral by default.