What you need to know
- Emojipedia has shared some of the emojis that could be part of Emoji 14.0.
- The new additions will mean that almost all emojis have a default general neutral option.
Emojipedia has shared some of the new emojis that will be voted on later this year for inclusion in the Emoji 14.0 standard. New additions include Saluting Face, Melting Face, and Coral.
You can see many more of the submissions in Jeremy Burge's Emojipedia post ahead of this year's World Emoji Day — set for July 17. People can also vote for what they believe to be the Most Anticipated Emoji as well.
As Burge points out, past years have seen the vast majority of emoji candidates make it into the final collection so it's possible very few won't be accepted this year, too. Most notable about this year's additions is what they will mean for gender-neutral options, however.
Pregnant Man and Pregnant Person are new, and recognize that pregnancy is possible for some transgender men and non-binary people. These are additions to the existing 🤰 Pregnant Woman emoji.
The above additions will mean that nearly all emojis can have default a gender neutral option, with choice to use a woman or man where relevant.
You can check out the full list of Emoji 14.0 candidates on Emojipedia ahead of September's vote.
September is looking like a big month already, with Apple set to launch iOS 15 around the same time. Oh, and there's the small matter of the iPhone 13 launch, too. Apple has always drawn some amazing emoji and I can't wait to see what its artists come up with once Emoji 14.0 has been signed off!