The new batch of proposed emojis was released by Emojipedia today, and it includes a pregnant man, a saluting face, heart hands, and plenty of gender-inclusive and nonbinary options!
The emojis revealed today must still receive final approval before going live, but you can already vote on which emoji you most want to see approved. The announcement comes just before World Emoji Day on July 17, and the new offerings promise to make the current list far more inclusive and affirming.
The designs released are subject to change and revision by vendors, but the list looks promising for everyone from those advocating for trans rights and fighting against climate change to fans of K-Pop and the military.
Some of the highlights of the proposed emojis include the Pregnant Man and Pregnant Person, which will be additions to the current Pregnant Woman emoji. There will also be the gender-inclusive Person with Crown to go along with the existing Prince and Princess emojis. The Hand with Index Finger and Thumb Crossed can be seen by K-Pop fans as the popular Korean finger-heart hand gesture. Also proposed is a Coral emoji, representing the impact of climate change on coral reefs.
Approval of the final version of the emojis won’t take place until September, and they won’t go live until some time after that. If and once approved, this new batch of emojis (14.0) will go live on a majority of platforms sometime next year. Emoji 13.1 received approval in September of last year, and went live on Pixel phones in December of the same year. iOS updates didn’t appear until April of this year. There are still some Android phones that have yet to go live with the 13.1 emojis.
You can cast your vote now for the proposed 14.0 emoji you most want to see approved here. Results from the nonbinding poll will be posted on World Emoji Day this Saturday, July 17.