Redheads rejoice as ‘gingers’ finally feature in 2018’s new batch of emoji

It has been a long time coming, but redheads will finally be getting their own emoji in 2018, courtesy of Unicode Consortium’s new Emoji 11.0 release.

The 2018 emoji set has now been finalised, which means that software giants such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft can design new emoji based on the Unicode guidelines. A total of 157 new emoji will join the 2,666 existing ones this June.

Unsurprisingly, redheaded folk took to Twitter in delight –

Emojipedia has released a video that showcases the breadth of emoji set to hit phones and other mobile devices this year, with an awesome range of superhero variants joining new bald and curly haired faces, along with the long-neglected redhead emoji. Also included are exotic animals such as hippos, kangaroos, badgers and peacocks to add a safari element to the emoji universe.

Watch the video below for a first look at all of 2018’s new emoji and their meanings.

Related: MWC 2018

There you have it, a whole new world of cartoon-like icons to help you express yourself without relying on those pesky things called words.

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