157 new emoji arriving in June 2018

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Emoji have become an easy and effective way to communicate in the digital era, but the range of emoji is still lacking. Unicode is continually working to change that, and the new Emoji 11.0 set adds 157 new emoji to the current line. Some of the notable additions include red hair, curly hair, white hair, and baldness, which is the first time that emojis have been added for different hair components.

There are also some new activities, such as sewing, knitting, and skateboarding, as well as objects like boots, magnets, dynamite, and lab coats. Cupcakes now have an emoji, and the animal range has been expanded to include kangaroos, raccoons, and peacocks among others.

The Emoji 11.0 update will be released alongside the Unicode 11.0 update in June 2018, with new emoji expected to reach smartphone users in August or September.

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