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You will have 72 new emojis to play around with soon

Anyone ask for a facepalm emoji?

emjoi 1 Some of the new emojis as they'll appear on iOS. Source: Emojipedia

THE NUMBER OF emojis available to use will increase later this month.

The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organisation which decide universal software standards for characters and letters, approved 72 new emojis for Unicode 9, which will be released on 21 June. They will be added to the 1,601 emojis already approved by the organisation.

The new emojis cover areas like animals, sports, food and drink, travel, and objects, and feature additions like sneezing face, shrug, face palm, fingers crossed, selfie, pregnant woman, egg, croissant, fencer and juggling.

Smartphone users will have to wait until later this year for the new versions of iOS Android to arrive. New emoji additions are usually included with major smartphone updates, which will be released in the autumn.

emoji different platforms Source: Unicode.org

Emojis have become so popular that they’ve become a major part of messaging services. Oxford Dictionary chose the ‘crying laughing’ emoji as its word of 2015 while Sony is working on its own movie based on the characters.

Emojis 2 The other emojis that will be added. Source: Emojipedia

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