Paul Revere brushed a bead of sweat from his brow as his horse approached the first house.
“Emojis are coming,” he shouted earnestly. “New emojis are coming!”
Okay, maybe I’m paraphrasing, but that’s definitely the story I remember being taught in school. By now, you’ve heard all about the latest packet of emojis being released into the wild sometime this year; some notable additions will be a t-rex 🤘, a beard, a pair of chopsticks that looks suspiciously like a pair of Darth Vader’s lightsaber…
This all comes with the announcement of Emoji 5.0, the latest release from the Unicode Consortium, the
all-powerful governing body of all-things emoji. This will coincide with the release of Unicode 10, the programming language that Emoji 5.0 references.
So what does it all mean? We get 69 funny new symbols to post on Facebook? Here are some important takeaways: