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Hello new friends! This just changed the emoji game

Hello new friends! This just changed the emoji game

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The emoji keyboard just a whole lot more inclusive with the addition of a set of new characters, settings and items to the emoji universe for 2017

If you've ever struggled to find the right emoji to accurately illustrate your recent sauna visit or your last really bad hangover... you're in luck. Over 50 new emoji have been confirmed by the emoji powers that be (aka as the Unicode Consortium) and - surprisingly - they also include a bearded man and a Muslin woman wearing a hijab. That's probably more useful than a David Bowie emoji, right? The addition of the hijab-wearing female is a particular win for the diversity, in a similar way to the skin colour updates of last year.

Hello new friends! This just changed the emoji game (фото 1)

Also part of the new additions? A breastfeeding mother, nude person in a sauna, man rock climbing, pretzel, pie, broccoli, sandwich, vampire, giraffe, vomiting human, fairy, flying saucer and T-rex. Hey, we said it was diverse, it didn't have to make sense! According to the Unicode Consortium, the new emoji options were submitted by the public and then approved and added to the Unicode 10 update, which is scheduled for mid-2017.

We wonder which ones will qualify as art in the next 20 years?

Hello new friends! This just changed the emoji game (фото 2)

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