Here are some of the new emoji that might come to Android and iOS in 2018

A new set of emoji has been recently announced by Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of these symbols in all major operating systems, which are meant for adoption in 2018.

The list isn't yet complete, as final decisions about the 2018 emoji will be made at a Unicode event that will take place in January. Once approved, these emoji could be rolled out on major platforms in the second half of 2018.

For the time being, the list contains more than 100 emoji, but many of them will probably not make it to Android and iOS next year. Here is a very short list of some of the emoji that we might be able to use starting next year:

  • Superhero
  • Supervillain
  • Man, red haired
  • Woman, red haired
  • Pleading face
  • Woozy face
  • Partying face
  • Leg
  • Foot
  • Red-haired
  • Curly-haired
  • Tooth
  • Goggles
  • Badger
  • Lobster
  • Flying disc
  • Pirate flag

Three emoji have been removed from the earlier candidate lists: Grinning face with letters OK as eyes, Frowning pile of poo, and Frowning face with question marks as eyes.

Besides the new emoji that will be approved for use on major operating systems, Unicode also introduces a nifty feature for those who often use these symbols when they communicate: support for reversible emoji.


Obviously, Apple and Google must add support for these sequences in order for reversible emoji to work on iOS and Android, respectively. You can find the full list of emoji candidates in the beta at the source link below.

source: Unicode (1, 2) via Emojipedia



15. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I can't understand why Android can't make different colors for emoji's like the ppl and hands etc. The six months I owned an iPhone it was nice to have an option

17. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Uhm, WTF are you talking about? I easily do that on my Note 8 by long pressing any emoji that supports such:

12. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

I'm just waiting for a witch....

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Android lovers logic: We cannot have it, so let us say that we don’t want it. This is a baby logic.....

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Iphone fanboys logic, we have something Android users don't have, so let say they really want it. This is retard logic.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I did not say they really want it, I said they cannot have it.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But if we say we don't want it, you say that's baby logic or untrue. Implying that we do want it.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

If one of the most important features of a phone is emoji, then stop the planetary rotation as I'm about to leave.

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

We are in the Animojis world now. Android lovers, you need to wait few years before you get it. It needs about 24GB of RAM to not lag on Android......

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Yeah man.

3. raerae unregistered

We don't care about that feature. It basically makes you a mentally retarded playing with animojis in front of your phone. Lol.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Only iPhone X users will get to 'enjoy', the rest is 'screwed' And no one over the age of 15 is waiting on animojis. As usual you are full of [insert smiley poo here]

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Animoji is dying off faster than Pokemon go

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1555; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Android users don't care about children's features.

18. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Then why Talking Tom has 500million+ downloads on play store?

14. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Just goes to prove how poorly optimized iOS is in 2017. Not even a 3 months old flagship iPhone is capable of showing animations.

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