New Emoji List for 2018 Includes Cupcake, Redheads, Teddy Bear, and More

New Emoji List for 2018 Includes Cupcake, Redheads, Teddy Bear, and More

If you've ever used an emoji but wished they were facing the other way, there's some good news coming in your direction. It's not like we can just flip the emojis the right way in our brains!

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.

According to a report from Emojipedia, the Unicode Consortium has officially released the 2018 emoji candidate list in beta.

The Beta list, which is now available for developers to check, contains 130 Draft Candidates which includes a number of new emoji including Cupcake, Superhero (both male and female), Super Villian!, Kangaroo (Aussie, Aussie, Aussie), toilet paper and pirate flag amongst a load of others.

Some notable candidates include hot and cold faces; superheroes and supervillains; a llama, a hippopotamus, a peacock, and a parrot; a mango; a compass; and an infinity symbol. "However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms".

Perhaps we'll see the latest emoji in beta versions of iOS and Android before that.

Emoji which failed to make the cut range from a smiley face with "OK" in place of eyes, another face with question marks as eyes and a 'frowning pile of poo'.

In a statement to Emojipedia, Unicode President Mark Davis stated that "Final decisions about the 2018 emoji list will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, with details to be published by the end of Q1 2018".

Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. A final list is expected in March, with a rollout in the second half of 2018. The included emoji is sure to go through several changes before the final meeting in January, so check back frequently! In Apple's iOS, it's rendered the way it is in the image at the top of this post.