New iOS 12 Emojis Coming In 2018

New iOS 12 Emojis Coming In 2018

If you've ever used an emoji but wished they were facing the other way, there's some good news coming in your direction.

Emojis are a relatively recent phenomenon that allows us to convey our feelings and words through fun images rather than words.

The exact line up for the new version of emoji is a long way away from being official, but the idea of being able to reverse certain icons is interesting and in some situations will mean people can use them in a whole new way.

Unicode has just released the beta version of Unicode Emoji 11.0, set to be publicly released in 2018.

Following that, vendors like Google, Microsoft, and Apple will be able to implement reversible emoji and new candidates in the second half of 2018. Many were happy to see that various hairstyles and hair colors (and bald emoji) were added as potential candidates to reflect the diversity in our world.

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There are also new icons for swan, badger, pirate flag and infinity symbol.

As Emojipedia points out, in past years, most of the final candidates have been included in the final release, so here's hoping that we will see these on our phones and laptops next year. "However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms".

Earlier possibilities like frowning pile of poo and grinning face with letters "OK" as eyes have (thankfully) been dumped.

With the final list not yet nailed down and Apple's new operating system still a ways out, it looks as if we could be waiting nearly an entire year to get our hands on this collection of new iOS 12 emojis. A new section now outlines a ZWJ mechanism which will let the vendor switch directions of any emoji. Google finally fixed the burger emoji. Let us know by leaving a comment below!

On the contrary, three other emoji's have been excluded in the 11.0 beta. A year's time should be more than enough to get things up and running, however, and the rest of us can expect a big expansion in our iOS 12 emojis as soon as Apple rolls out the new update.

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