๐Ÿ’ฌ The Wrap

Welcome to the 62nd edition of the Emoji Wrap, Emojipedia's free newsletter! ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ“ฏ

At the start of this week, the 118 new emoji additions from Emoji 15.1 - the latest list of emojis approved by Unicode - made their official debut on a select number of mobile devices worldwide. ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ“ฒ

These new additions include a ๐Ÿฆโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ Phoenix, a ๐Ÿ‹โ€๐ŸŸฉ Lime, two types of shaking heads (one ๐Ÿ™‚โ€โ†”๏ธ Horizontal and one ๐Ÿ™‚โ€โ†•๏ธ Vertical), and a series of direction-specifying people emojis each with the usual gender and skin tone variation options.

But even those deeply familiar with all of the active emoji vendorsโ€™ designs may not be able to immediately tell which type of devices these emojis made their debut within. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿค”

This is because these new Emoji 15.1 additions arrived within an emoji update that overhauled this vendorโ€™s smiley, people and gesture, animal, and food emojis, as well as several others across the remaining emoji categories. ๐ŸŽจโœจ

The vendor in question is Samsung, who through the release of their new One UI 6.0 Android 14 update debuted a completely new visual style for the majority of its emojis for the first time since their emoji set's initial launch back in April of 2013.

While the 2023/2024 emoji list is only just making its debut on devices, this week the expected 2024/2025 emoji list - Emoji 16.0 - had its first list of provisional emoji candidates announced. These seven possible additions - namely a Face with Bags Under Eyes, a Fingerprint, a Root Vegetable, a Leafless Tree, a Harp, a Shovel, and a Splatter symbol - are still about 10 months away from receiving formal Unicode approval. Nevertheless, they could well be amongst the emojis reaching our devices and platforms at this time next year. ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

Not all recent emoji news has centered around Emoji 15.1 and the new provisional candidates for Emoji 16.0, however.

Since our last edition two vendors debuted their 2022/2023 emoji support (including one completely new emoji design set) while another is expected to finally release their Emoji 15.0 support in the next few weeks in not one but two formats. Read about all this and more below. ๐Ÿชท๐ŸชŸ

โœจ New Emojis

๐Ÿ“ฐ News

๐Ÿ’ญ Interesting

๐Ÿค— Lastly

That's it for this edition of the Emoji Wrap!

For all the latest emoji news and analysis you can follow Emojipedia on Twitter/X, Bluesky, Mastadon, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

You can also follow the members of our Emojipedia team: