Emoji enthusiasts, get ready to add some fresh flair to your digital conversations! The Unicode Consortium has given the green light to Emoji 15.1, ushering in a host of exciting additions that will soon make their way to your devices. While it may take a little time for companies like Apple and Microsoft to integrate them into their software, these expressive icons are sure to add new layers of fun and meaning to your messages.
In this latest update, Emoji 15.1 brings forth 118 new emoji sequences for 2023/2024, offering a diverse range of symbols to enliven your chats and social media posts. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the standout additions:
|🙅♂️ Horizontal Head Shake||Express your disagreement or disapproval with a side-to-side shake of the head.|
|🙆♀️ Vertical Head Shake||Agree emphatically with a vertical nod of the head.|
|🦅 Phoenix||Embrace the symbolism of rebirth and renewal with the majestic phoenix emoji.|
|🍋 Lime||Zest up your messages with the tangy freshness of a lime.|
|🍄 Brown Mushroom||Whether you’re a foodie or a fungi enthusiast, the brown mushroom emoji has you covered.|
|🔗 Broken Chain||Signify a breakup, disconnection, or a fresh start with the broken chain emoji.|
These exciting additions are set to breathe new life into your digital expressions. Whether you’re conveying emotions, discussing food, or emphasizing a point, Emoji 15.1 has you covered.
However, the road to enjoying these new emoji in your daily conversations might not be immediate. Companies like Apple and Microsoft typically take several months to incorporate the latest emoji into their software updates. So, while the excitement is palpable, you might need to exercise some patience before you can drop that lime emoji on your friends or share the symbolism of the phoenix with your loved ones.
If you’re eager to contribute your own creative ideas to the ever-expanding emoji universe, there’s good news! The Unicode Consortium welcomes emoji proposals from the community. Whether you have a unique concept or you’ve been missing a specific emoji in your digital toolbox, you can submit your proposal following the Consortium’s guidelines. The submission process for emoji proposals will reopen in April 2024, providing an opportunity for South African emoji enthusiasts to leave their mark on digital communication.
In the meantime, stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for the official release of Emoji 15.1 on your favourite devices. These expressive additions are sure to make your messages more colourful and engaging, bringing a touch of creativity and fun to your digital conversations.