๐Ÿ’ฌ The Wrap

I'm going to get straight to the point. Regardless of whether you think there are already too many emojis, or if you feel there's a large gap in your life that only a chair or parachute emoji will fix, todays news remains the same:

๐Ÿพ 230 new emojis have just been approved for release in 2019 ๐Ÿพ

See the full list here, along with sample images from Emojipedia.

More seriously, this release includes new accessibility options (people in wheelchairs, with a cane, a deaf gesture, guide dog), a gender inclusive couple, more flexible skin tones for groups, new colors, animals, a waffle, and some other odds and ends which may or may not end up being useful. Sometimes it's hard to tell. Here is today's announcement from Unicode of the release.

These aren't arriving on phones today, but this is your first chance to see exactly which emojis are coming to devices throughout this year. See also: thread on Twitter with new additions.

Jeremy Burge

โœจ New Emojis

๐Ÿ’ญ Interesting

๐Ÿ—“ Events

๐Ÿค— Lastly

A special hello to a primary school ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ teacher of mine from Australia who reached out last month. He had apparently subscribed to this newsletter for a while, and it was great to hear from him. Hi Frank! ๐Ÿ‘‹