Here's your first look at all the new emoji coming next year

Here's your first look at all the new emoji coming next year

Unicode, the consortium responsible for choosing the new emoji across all platforms, announced the beta version of the 2018 emojis on Monday.

This means you could rotate the train icon to suggest the direction you're travelling in or perhaps reorient the aubergine to suggest, well, whatever you think that gesture might suggest. The full list of emoji candidates can be seen here.

Some of the other emoji candidates in the beta include the teddy bear, mango, party face, spool of thread and skateboard.

The draft 11.0β Specification has a number of changes, including proposed guidelines for display, handling gender, handling skin tone, and a proposed mechanism for allowing emoji to point either to the right or left.

Burge notes that the changing emoji directions is at "a pretty early stage right now".

Emojipedia users have long requested a way to flip emoji direction, and if this feature goes ahead it is likely to target only the emojis that would benefit from it most.

In addition to the ability to reverse emoji, the Unicode Consortium also introduced a wide range of new emoji characters as candidates for the final release - about 130 in all - according to Emojipedia. The decisions of the 2017Q4 UTC meeting for emoji have been incorporated into the draft Charts, Specification, and Data, and are now available for testing and feedback.

After the final emoji list has been published, users can expect new emojis to roll out on major platforms in the second half of 2018.

Related Articles

  • Texas officials release 2012 video of Randy Travis drunk driving arrest

    Texas officials release 2012 video of Randy Travis drunk driving arrest

    We will be posting some of the video in the next hour, but this is a screen grab of Travis in the police vehicle . You insulted me by locking me up in a goddamn cage, basically, with handcuffs behind me with my d- hanging out.
    Alec Baldwin Prepping Talk Show for ABC

    Alec Baldwin Prepping Talk Show for ABC

    The production is part of the deal Baldwin signed to continue hosting the ABC game show " Match Game ", according to Page Six . As Variety reported at the time , the deal means Baldwin's El Dorado Pictures will develop projects with ABC Studios.
    This Flu Season Could Be Much Worse Than Others, Health Officials Warn

    This Flu Season Could Be Much Worse Than Others, Health Officials Warn

    According to state health officials, since the start of the season - more than 1,500 Missourians are confirmed to have the flu . Anthony's Medical Center say they saw only three flu cases at this time in 2016.
  • Again, Man City grab late win, Bournemouth hold Southampton

    Again, Man City grab late win, Bournemouth hold Southampton

    They just want to defend, waiting for a moment. 'If we can take something like Fergie time, it is welcome, a pleasure. That is why we are so happy - every game is so tough and it is important to keep our momentum.
    Matt Smith feels sorry for Meghan Markle

    Matt Smith feels sorry for Meghan Markle

    This is highly likely given she is a successful actress and Harry receives more than £1 million a year. Also keep in mind that by then, Kate will have her hands full with baby no. 3 too.
    US Service Sector Remains Strong After Slower Expansion in November

    US Service Sector Remains Strong After Slower Expansion in November

    On the inflation front, the report said the prices index fell to 60.7 in November from 62.7 in October but still suggested price growth.
  • 60's model Christine Keeler dies age 75

    60's model Christine Keeler dies age 75

    Profumo denied the affair in the House of Commons, but weeks later was forced to admit it and step down as an MP. A healing facility representative affirmed Ms Keeler had passed on at the Princess Royal.
    Rating Roundup: GNC Holdings Inc (GNC)

    Rating Roundup: GNC Holdings Inc (GNC)

    In other news, EVP Tim Mantel bought 20,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too early to buy GNC Holdings, Inc .
    Mikolas returns from Japan; agrees to $15.5 mil deal with Cardinals

    Mikolas returns from Japan; agrees to $15.5 mil deal with Cardinals

    Over the next three seasons he went 4-6 with a 5.32 ERA in 37 appearance (10 starts), with the Padres and the Texas Rangers . He put up a 2.18 ERA, 0.994 WHIP and 5.48 strikeout-to-walk rate in three seasons with the club.
  • Arkansas hiring SMU's Chad Morris as head coach, report says

    Arkansas hiring SMU's Chad Morris as head coach, report says

    The Razorbacks have been scouring the coaching market since firing Bret Bielema on November 24 following a 4-8 season in 2017. In 2016, Morris doubled SMU's wins from his inaugural season, though he only went from one win to two.
    50 injured in train collision in Germany

    50 injured in train collision in Germany

    A photo tweeted by the Meerbusch fire department showed the passenger train partially derailed but still upright. Power to the train line is set to be cut off for a short period so as to help free the people on board.
    Three men charged over murder of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Three men charged over murder of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Authorities have 48 hours to question those in custody before either charging or releasing them. The three main suspects arrived at court under a heavy police escort on Tuesday.