Over the last few years, emoji have become widely popular methods of communication, offering quick access to images that allow you to communicate quickly with your friends and family.
The Unicode Consortium has been updating this set of pictographs over this time, bringing some new emoji to use year over year.
Today they announced the next set of pictographs to be added to this set of emoji with the release of Unicode 10, which was finalised today with a total of 56 new emoji.
The Unicode Consortium explained more about the new spec with the following:
Version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available. For the first time, both the core specification and the data files are available on the same date. Version 10.0 adds 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters. These additions include four new scripts, for a total of 139 scripts, as well as 56 new emoji characters.
These new emoji include a range of different images from a “bearded man” all the way up to a Bitcoin symbol.
These new emoji are already included in the Android O beta and will launch with it when the OS is released to the public and we expect that it will also be launched on many devices soon after.
You can find the full list of the new emoji in Unicode 10 at the source link below.