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Finally! Bacon, facepalm, shrug, selfie, and whiskey on the rocks emojis might arrive in 2016

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Finally! Bacon, facepalm, shrug, selfie, and whiskey on the rocks emojis might arrive in 2016
Emoji aficionados, stop whatever you're doing and prepare to pop that champagne! It seems that an upcoming Unicode update, slated for June 2016 release, might unlock the possibility for lots of new emojis to see the light of day. Unicode 9.0 is likely to expand the already-vast selection of emoji by 74, which are "based on popular request, gender-matching pairs, and compatibility with emoticons in existing platforms"

Now, these will most probably be approved, but have in mind that some might not make the cut. Also, even if they arrive with Unicode 9.0 later in 2016, this doesn't mean that you will get them on your iOS or Android devices right away - you will have to wait for a software update to bring the goodies to your device.

But let's see what these might be, shall we? Luckily for us, mockups of the emoji candidates exist courtesy of Emojipedia.org and EmojiXpress, which show us what these might look like. 

Firstly, we have a selection of animal-themes ones among the candidates, most importantly a rhino, gecko, gorilla, deer, butterfly, shark, bat, and a bald eagle emoji. Next up, the universally-loved bacon might get some love in the form of an appetizing emoji, while the sexters out there will probably use the baguette, carrot, and pickle emojis in an ingenious way. New additions to the sports and activities scene include emojis for water polo, handball, wrestling (not the WWE type), fencing, and gymnastics. 

Finally, we might finally get a facepalm emoji, as well as a selfie, pregnant lady, and clown ones. You will likely be able to tell your buddies with the two new sickly emojis, while a handshake, brofist, and a fingers-crossed emoji will enable you to express yourself in a better way. If all the Unicode 9.0 candidates get approved, though.

As a reminder, in 2015 the Unicode 8.0 update allowed Apple and Google to treat iOS and Android users to a nice selection of emojis, including champagne, taco, burrito, and others. That said, what do you think of the new emojis that might be coming our way?

Unicode 9.0 emoji candidates

Unicode 9.0 emoji candidates

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posted on 22 Jan 2016, 09:25 1

1. boucha26 (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Jul 2015)


the added all temple but hindu temple is missing....
hindu is a big and oldest religion in india.... so they need add hindu temple n coming emoji update....

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 09:36

2. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 234; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


The bat does actually mean the animal or batman? because it looks more like the latter.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 11:03

7. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


also looks like i could stand for bacardi lol

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 09:40

3. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


I dont even use emoji. I'm not one of those childish girls who uses emoji 24/7

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 09:56 5

4. blackadamFTW (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Aug 2015)


Cool!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 12:16 1

8. skips (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


oh my god, you must be so cool.
what a special snowflake. wow

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:03

5. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


I do not use emojis either. Just pointless.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:12 2

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Whether I'm into emojis or not, I am certainly going to use facepalm whenever I get the opportunity! Haha...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:26

6. xq10xa (Posts: 576; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Bacon you say?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 12:23

9. skips (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


As if there weren't enough useless emojis which majority of users never used in the first place. Great.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:34

10. oozz009 (Posts: 467; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Great just another feauture that will take unnecessary space on our phones.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:46

12. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Well, but we aren't compelled to install those apps, right?

I'll get rid of any one whichs bugs me with such emojis.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 00:37 3

13. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1917; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I could make use of the Pinocchio emoji on every John V review...

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:27

14. pureviewuser (Posts: 477; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Just write w@nker it's more direct.

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