New emojis alert: a crying smiley, transgender symbols, Mx. Claus and more

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Alert your group chats: The overlord of all things emoji, Unicode Consortium (UC), is about to release Emoji 13.0 to start off the decade.

The new set of emojis contains 117 new symbols and aims to be more gender and race inclusive. Included in the new batch is a woman and a gender-neutral person in a tuxedo, a man and a gender-neutral person in a veil, and bottle-feeding parents for male, female and gender-neutral figures. There’s finally also the long-overdue transgender flag and symbol emoji for all your #Pride needs.

Also included in the set is the new crying smile emoji, which sums up this long-ass January. If your homie sends you that emoji in the future, you can now also reply with an emoji of friends hugging.

Read more: The people have spoken: They want a Baby Yoda emoji

Emoji 13.0 is set to arrive on our devices by the second half of the year. You know the drill, dates will vary among different operating systems.

Photo from Emojipedia

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