Smartphone users to get at least 69 new emojis by Spring 2017

The new additions in the 5.0 update in Emojipedia website include emoticons of Tyrannosaurus Rex, cricket, a mermaid and much more.


Emojipedia has recently updated its page for 5.0 and it includes an entire list of new proposed emojis. The new additions to the list are real fun, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, cricket, a mermaid and much more. Although all these new additions in the emoji list are still in this draft mode, Unicode is expected to reveal the final version of it somewhere in June this year.

As per a report by CNET, Facebook also rolled out reactions with emojis on the same day, but it's nowhere near to the range of options that Emoji 5.0 will offer. Following the reaction of Twitter users, iTechPost reported that so far, the single eyeglass head, called monocle emoji, is an early favourite.

Before the final release later this year the update 5.0 might go through further revisions and modifications of the emojis. To note the point, smartphone users won't be able to get their hands on this new emojis until the coming fall.

Emojipedia is basically a reference website created by Jeremy Burge in 2013 for emoticons. Burge, "the world's pre-eminent emoji specialist", created the website to document changes to emoji symbols as well as their meanings listed in the Unicode Standard. As far as the statistics are concerned, Emojipedia receives over 140 million page-views per year and that's why it has been correctly named as "the world's number one resource on emoji".

Following the Emoji 5.0 update, Emojipedia has 69 emoji candidates on the website.

This article was first published on March 28, 2017