MORE than 30 new emojis are coming soon to a smartphone near you.
The new arrivals range from headshakes and high fives to hair picks and even maracas.
20 new symbols have been approved by the Unicode Consortium, a special group responsible for emojis.
Taking into account different skin tones and left and right hand gestures, the total is 31.
A goose, a hyacinth, a black bird and a flute are also on the list.
Unicode 15.0, as it’s officially known, includes various characters, not just emoji.
Apple, Samsung and other tech companies will take time to get them into their systems.
So it’s expected that they won’t appear on smartphones for most until sometime next year Emojipedia.
However, Google didn’t wait long and decided to release their designs immediately.
The company has said all will be coming to Android “soon”.
But anyone who wants to use them right away can do so Download the latest batch now.
Others like Apple, Samsung, Facebook and Twitter are not expected to support the new emoji until next year.
In related news, Google also announced new animated emojis.
Around 180 familiar emoji take on a whole new dimension available in the Messages by Google app.
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