The new 2017 emojis may have just arrived on iPhones, but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s emoji candidates.
Unicode, the consortium responsible for choosing the new emoji across all platforms, announced the beta version of the 2018 emojis on Monday. The new list includes redheads, a bagel, a lacrosse stick, and more.
These emojis aren’t finalised, however. According to Emojipedia’s Jeremy Burge, Unicode won’t approve the final list of new emojis until January 2018. Before then, new emojis could be added, removed, or changed.The finalised emojis won’t be unveiled until the end of Q1, and they likely won’t arrive on devices until the second half of 2018.
Still, it’s exciting to get a glimpse of what may come. Take a look:
We may finally be getting redhead emojis!
There may be a curly-haired emoji, too (and he actually looks a lot like Colin Kaepernick).
There are bald people…
…and men and women with white hair.
We may see some exotic new animals, too.
You may soon be able to better represent your love for carbs.
There might be some new sports equipment…
…and this celebratory emoji would be perfect for birthdays.
For more of the possible new emojis coming in 2018, check out Emojipedia’s list.
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