Emojis are part of our daily lives. We use them whenever we communicate through an instant messaging system or social network.
Some of them are extremely well known such as the different faces (joy, tears, anger, laughter, etc.), hearts, thumbs up or even eggplant… However, their use varies according to countries and cultures.
You would be surprised to learn that a study by the developer SwiftKey had revealed that the French were more positive than the world average due to their massive sending of “heart” and “thumbs up” emojis.
The new emojis for 2020 have just been released and some of them reveal a few surprises.
People love using Unicode emojis. They are playful, funny, communicative and even naughty. Of course, their use depends on your age and the society you live in.
That’s how emojis have always accompanied the evolution of western mores and societies. For example, everyone on WhatsApp knows the different emojis representing different types of families or couples.
The version 12.1 of the end of 2019 had proposed couples for Twitter and Apple representing the diversity as a whole.
The new emoji can generally be used on smartphones from September/October, the time of year when the new emoji are available.
The Unicode Consortium has decided otherwise in order to focus on its ongoing projects on languages that are poorly represented in the digital world.
This change in strategy is therefore reflected in the presentation of this year’s new emojis. The Emojipedia blog has just released sample images for each of the new emojis approved as part of this list.
New emojis include a polar bear, the van, the transgender flag, the piñata, and the teapot. The new list also includes 55 gender and skin colour variations, including several new inclusive gender options.
For example, this update offers an alternative to Santa Claus with a Santa Claus that is sure to get people talking.
In any case, the Unicode Emoji emojis version 13.0 continues its efforts to standardize the set of gender options.
These emojis will certainly become just as popular as those that accompany our exchanges with our relatives, colleagues or family. The emoji below made me personally react right away.
It takes up the social codes of countries such as Italy or Argentina where this gesture has a very precise meaning and allows to express a lot of things.
I think it will meet a huge success, because it remains a very clever way to express what is not said, or even to make the other understand that we will not let ourselves be made or had.
For others, it sums up the phrase “What are you telling me…” very well. As for the emojis of different kinds of grooms, we can unfortunately imagine some of the reactions to come.