PSA: There are 56 new emojis — and some of them are pretty weird
If you thought the introduction of the avocado emoji back in December was exciting, get ready to have your mind blown by the newest emoji update. According to USA Today, we’ll soon be able to send 56 new emoji, one of which will depict being, well, mind-blown—an option you may want to use when you realize that this brings the grand total of emoji available up to 1,907.
The update is coming in Unicode version 10.0, and includes some of the most exciting emoji to date. Aside from mind-blown, we get plenty of other new faces, including starry-eyed, secret-keeping, cursing, and vomiting smileys, bearded men, breastfeeding women, and plenty of mermaids, fairies, genies, wizards, and witches.
Emoji are also getting more active, with the introduction of rock climbers and yogis, and if that wasn’t enough, there are extensive new animal options, depicting everything from giraffes to dinosaurs. Your emoji menu options are growing too, with the addition of coconut, broccoli, steak, pie, pretzels, dumplings, and more. So basically, if you need a snack, there’s a 99 percent chance you can show everyone in your group text exactly what you want.
So when will we actually be able to use these new emoji, you ask? Well, according to Emojipedia, the updates will roll in for users on iPhone, Android, and more anytime in the second half of 2017, so possibly very soon if we make a wish on the shooting star emoji!