Smiley face: New emojis coming

Apps We Love - June 18th, 2014

Emoji mock up by Emoji Blog.

Get those texting-thumbs ready, because whole lot of new emojis are on their way to our smartphones.

The Unicode Consortium has announced The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0 on its blog, which included the release of 250 fresh emojis for your texting pleasure.

Despite demand for more emojis of different ethnicities, it appears this is not a feature in the new update. Fingers crossed for Version 8.0.

In the meantime, along with the very much needed ‘Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended’ emoji, iOS and Android devices will soon be able to send strange but probably hilarious characters like ‘Wind Blowing Face’, ‘Man In Business Suit Levitating’ and ‘Envelope With Lightning’.

Though what we’d like to know is why an emoji for ‘Clamshell Mobile Phone’ is being included… #emojiirony

Check out the full list of new releases here.