The Unicode Consortium has approved version 14.0 of its emoji standard. There are 37 brand new emoji like bubbles, crutches, X-ray, and many more. Unicode 14.0 also includes 828 new characters with skin tone variations and more.
Additions includ[e] Biting Lip, Troll, Saluting Face, as well as two heart-related gestures: Heart Hands and Hand with Index Finger and Thumb Crossed (aka finger heart, popular in K-Pop circles).
The release date for version 14.0 of the Unicode Standard was aptly set for the 14th day of September, and formalizes what has until now been only a draft release.
Among the 838 new characters in #Unicode14 are 37 new #emoji, along with new emoji sequences, that are expected to show up on 📱s, 💻s, and other platforms sometime next year → https://t.co/deSr1g6m8k #絵文字 pic.twitter.com/xuTf8Os02K
— The Unicode Consortium (@unicode) September 7, 2021
MacDailyNews Take: As of Unicode 14.0, there are now a total of 3,633 emojis.