Happy World Emoji Day + New Emojis Planned for 2016

Today is National 🌎🌏🌍 Emoji Day. The textable emoticons were first created in Japan  by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999. Since then they have largely developed to include a diverse array of icons. But, more updates are coming as 38 new emojis are expected to be added to Unicode 9.0 as early as June 2016.

Some of these new emoji were considered for the 8.0 update, but got passed on. But that avocado is back, so you’ll soon be able to tell your friends how much you need guac right this second. 😅

  • Bacon
  • Clinking glasses
  • Shrug
  • Face palm
  • Pregnant woman
  • Man dancing
  • Avocado
  • Croissant
  • Selfie
  • Shark
  • Prince
  • Man in tuxedo
  • Drooling face
  • Cucumber
  • Left-facing fist
  • Right-facing fist
  • Hand with first and index finger crossed
  • Face with cowboy hat
  • Handshake

  • Nauseated face
  • Duck
  • Fox face
  • Motor scooter
  • Black heart
  • Rolling on the floor laughing
  • Lying face
  • Wilted flower
  • Eagle
  • “Call me” hand
  • Owl
  • Potato
  • Bat
  • Raised back of hand
  • Carrot
  • Mother Christmas
  • Scooter
  • Octagonal sign
  • Clown face

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Hi there! Justin is currently 23 years old and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Digital Media Director for 88.7 The Pulse.