It’s always easier when we can use an emoji instead of words to describe feelings or situations or to answer quickly when we are on the go. Ever since the era of online chatting started taking shape, the emoji craze started to unfold, making our conversations lighter and our time spent with friends online more compact and efficient.
A nonprofit organization that governs the Unicode Standard, namely the Unicode Consortium, announced the release of its new emoji set as part of the standard 8.0 update.
Soon our list of cool and imaginative emoji will expand to food related icons such as taco’s big brother, the hot dog, the burrito and the cheese wedge. Also, the popcorn that will save you from typing that you are watching a movie, will also be released. The lovely Unicorn will be used in a dreamy emoji, along with prayer beads and a volleyball. A new emoji set will complete your list of moods, foods and crazy situations.
The new list of entertaining icons will make its way directly into your mobile device’s keyboard pretty soon and will make your conversations more appealing. Apple has already updated its iOS and OS X with skin modifiers but it still hasn’t made available all the rest of 8.0 emoji changes and either Android Windows has done that. There is a list of 41 new emoji (including skin modifiers)that will be available in no time.
Until the greatest operating systems will roll out the updates, the Unicode Standards group is already preparing for a new launch that is programmed for next year, when we will be able to use avocados, selfies, shrug, owls and other cute and suggestive foods, animals and moods that will add up a little color to our chat boxes.
This is how a new language takes shape, replacing words and phrases and adapting to our fast moving and fast consuming times. People find it easier to use animation instead of words that can be misinterpreted or misjudged, when we don’t find the time to reflect upon the above anymore. Real conversations are a privilege in our rapidly moving days and until we find the time to make those part of our lives again, we will always have a cute unicorn emoji that will remind us of the good times when we were able to dream and talk about it with real words.
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