๐Ÿ’ฌ The Wrap

Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Emoji Wrap for 2022! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Additionally, Happy Year of The Tiger to all those that celebrate Chinese New Year! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿงง

Late last week Apple released their first beta for iOS 15.4, giving us a first look at their designs for the 112 new emojis from Emoji 14.0.

New emojis supported within this beta update include Melting Face, Dotted Line Face, and Face with Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth - the latter of which required a change to the existing ๐Ÿคญ Face with Hand Over Mouth emoji's design.

Based on past iOS beta history it's likely that the final public release of iOS 15.4 will come to users in March or April 2022. ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Emojipedia itself also has some news this month: after steering our good ship for nine years, our founder Jeremy Burge will tomorrow be passing the reigns over to myself as the site's new Editor in Chief. This is an incredible honor, and I will ensure that Emojipedia remains the world's #1 emoji resource under my stewardship. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‡

Also in this edition of the Emoji Wrap: how ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ P Button emoji use has been pushed upwards, the background to all those ๐ŸŸฉ Green Squares you've been seeing on Twitter, the origin story of the Windows Fluent emoji set, and ๐Ÿข Turtle emojis all the way down.

๐Ÿ“ฐ News

๐Ÿ’ญ Interesting

๐Ÿค— Lastly

That's it for this edition of the Emoji Wrap! We hope that 2022 has been treating you well thus far. ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ’Œ

If you'd like to keep up-to-date with the latest emoji news as it happens, you can follow Emojipedia on Twitter, as well as the members of our Emojipedia team:

Keith Broni