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It's been a couple of hours since clocks clicked past midnight in the likes of Tonga and parts of Australia, so it's official folks: World Emoji 2021 is underway! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ“…

As part of the global celebrations, we here at Emojipedia have unveiled our sample images for the current Emoji 14.0 draft candidates and we're asking members of the public to let us know which of these emoji candidates they are most excited to see on their emoji keyboards in the next year or so. ๐Ÿคฉ

While not yet officially recommended for release by Unicode just yet, these draft emojis include a melting face, a face holding back tears, and a heart hand gesture.

The Most Anticipated Emoji 2021 is part of our annual World Emoji Awards, where we have already announced the Most Popular New Emoji and given a Lifetime Achievement Award. ๐Ÿฅ‡

Alongside the Most Anticipated Emoji, we're also asking you to tell us what was the Most 2021 Emoji. We've had a tournament bracket unfolding on Twitter over the last few days, and it's come down to a battle between ๐Ÿ’‰ Syringe and ๐Ÿฆ  Microbe. Voting closes tomorrow, so make sure you have your say on the Twitter poll here!

The World Emoji Awards aren't the only major event of World Emoji Day 2021 though - far from it! In the build-up to the day itself we've had emoji vendors Google, Microsoft, and JoyPixels announce new updates to their emoji sets, unveiled Skype's animated emoticons on Emojipedia, and been able to share with the world that emoji usage is currently at an all-time high. It's truly a day of all-out emoji celebration. ๐Ÿคฏ

Here's hoping that you, dear reader, are safe and well, and - once again, from the bottom of our ๐Ÿ’• - Happy World Emoji Day ๐ŸŽ‰

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๐Ÿ’Œ Today's bumper edition of the Emoji Wrap newsletter has been compiled by me, Keith Broni, Emojipedia's Deputy Emoji Officer. If you fancy it you can follow me on Twitter @KeithBroni, and you can also check out my work on the Emojipedia blog. ๐Ÿงฎ๐Ÿ“ˆ

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