“Bacon, a potato, an avocado, clinking glasses and a scooter,” Jonathan O’Callaghan reports for The Daily Mail. “No, this isn’t some bizarre shopping list – it’s a selection of the 38 new emoji that will be available to use from next year.”
“The various emoji were selected by an organisation called the Unicode Consortium in California responsible for developing Unicode, which standardises emoji across different platforms,” O’Callaghan reports. “According to Yahoo, the new emoji will be included with Unicode 9.0 in June 2016 although this hasn’t been confirmed.”
“Unicode said these 38 had been selected for a range of reasons, including ‘popular requests from online communities,'” O’Callaghan reports. “For example, a new ‘selfie’ emoji is being included owing to its 285 million Google search results and more than 138 million images.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: How have we lived without a bacon emoji for so long?!
See all of the new emoji here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]