This is life-changing emoji news: we may never have to type the word ‘selfie’ again. Or avocado. Or Champagne, for that matter.
Thirty-eight new emojis are in the running to be released in 2016 and some of our longed-for favourites have made the list. It’s no surprise that the super popular avocado and selfie arm are up for consideration - we're sure the prevalence of both on Instagram contributed to that decision - but some more surprising emojis have also caught our attention.
Unicode Consortium, the organisation that regulates a worldwide standard of text used in technology, will decide which of the new emojis will be released in an update next year, but in the meantime, Emojipedia and Joshua M. Jones have given us mock ups of what the 38 potential additions could look like.
Here are the ones we *really* want to make the cut:
Words will become redundant when you’re Whatsapping about 'The Great British Bake Off'.
Man in tuxedo
Could be a groom, could be a hot date. Could be our new imaginary boyf. It works for us.
They say it takes two to tango (on that, can we have a dancing emoji that's not Flamenco? Or tap-dancing Playboy Bunnies? #justsaying).
Interchangable with prosecco. This NEEDS to be on the emoji keyboard so badly.
A modern way to share the good news.
For when you run out of ideas for your third Instagram selfie caption.
Well, this one was a long time coming. Healthfood Instagrammers will OWN this.
Ultimate repulsion/corpse-like hangover effectively conveyed.
Because no one really has time to type out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ every time they don’t know what to say
The list does go on, but we feel there are a few more crucial additions noticeably absent. Namely: A face with a single raised eyebrow emoji, a hug, and a cupcake are all necessary for day-to-day communication. Nevertheless, it definitely looks like we’re one step closer to never texting in words again.
Words: Jazmin Kopotsha