You know you’ve made it big time when¬†Sony Pictures Animation is developing an animated feature film in your honor.

You also know you’ve made it when The Oxford Dictionary names you (ūüėā, AKA, Face With Tears of Joy) its 2015 Word of the Year.

Could the next step in communicable evolution rest in the hands of emojis? Maybe so.

The first emoji designs were registered in 1997 at The United States Copyright Office and then posted as .gif files on the Web in 1998, becoming the first ever graphical emoticons used in technology.


Emoji life exists in a variety of genres: facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather and animals. Japanese culture, bowing businessmen, faces wearing masks, ramen noodles, Japanese curry…you get the drill.

Emoji characters can have two main kinds of presentation:

  1. Colorful and perhaps whimsically animated shapes.


  1. A text presentation, such as black & white.

The Unicode Technical Committee (UTC) has accepted the following 74 characters as candidates for emoji. At the 2016Q2 UTC meeting, a final determination will be made for ones to be added to Unicode 9.0, for release in June 2016.
As many as 74 new emojis are included in the updated Unicode 9 emoji set, which was recently accepted by the Unicode Consortium.

They base the new choices for emojis based off of popular requests as well as gender-matching pairs compatible on all existing platforms.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait until June 2016 for these emojis to become available to the public.

And if you own an iPhone, which is the majority of the universe, you’ll be waiting until September 2016 for the iOs 10 version.

Check out the list of new emojis below or go to the emoji-pedia website for a full breakdown. And if for some reason you’re still interested in the subject of image rights related to emoji’s, click here.

Here’s a list of the 74 new emojis (with pictures in between!):

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Potential Inclusions