Brief explanation: Tired of emoji offers? time to shine

Wednesday 06 April 2022 10:30 a.m.

People will be able to showcase the new emojis they want to see on their screens. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Have you ever needed a more specific emoji to caption your Instagram aperol spritz? Frustrated at not being able to express every emotion with a little yellow face? No, this is not an advertisement for an emoji support group or a Boomer’s guide to how to use the alternate keyboard.

The Emoji Subcommittee – the people who decide whether or not a wizard is included in the list – has announced that it is open to submissions. The subcommittee is part of the Unicode Consortium, an NGO responsible for emojis – among other things.

Submissions for new emojis are open every year – and last year’s round ended with 37 new emojis. There is a rigorous selection process favoring participants who can have both literal and symbolic meaning – for example, a sloth. They’re also not in the market for simply new variations of the old – yes, even if there are no slider shoe emojis.

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