Have you ever found yourself typing a message and thought, ‘You know what, I wish there was an emoji for ‘kangaroo’ or ‘mango’?’
If so, you’re in luck.
A new set of 157 emoji are coming to both iPhone and Android later this year.
The emoji 11.0 set includes more bald-headed emoji, a hot face, a cold face, a lab coat, llama, raccoon, lobster, hippopotamus, parrot and kangaroo.
There are 77 distinct emoji, with several skin tone options, taking the total to 157.
The 2018 Emoji List
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A pair of skis which are shown on some platforms alongside ski poles and/or ski boots. The color and design of the skis varies by platform, with some versions also showing the skis moving at speed https://t.co/UNAjPBf57E pic.twitter.com/9Mql6EvZOw
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The new emoji are decided by a committee at Unicode, which includes experts from Apple, Google, Facebook and other emoji experts such as Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia.
Unicode is a non-profit group which makes standard characters for use across different computer software – so, with these emoji, other companies will also do their own versions.