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Here's The New Emojis You'll Be Using In 2020; But The Pinched Fingers Gesture Is The Most Important

Here's The New Emojis You'll Be Using In 2020; But The Pinched Fingers Gesture Is The Most Important

Emojis are often underappreciated, and a secondary thought for most, but they’re a vital tool for the way people communicate these days. Every year, more and more emojis are added on to reflect better on current trends, or just new ways to express ourselves. Some of the notable additions are the bubble tea, smiling face with tear, bottle-feeding parents AND the pinched hand gesture. I don’t know what I’d use it for, but I want it.

Here's The New Emojis You'll Be Using In 2020; But The Pinched Fingers Gesture Is The Most Important

Another pretty important one these days, is the bubble tea one. I can already see my friends who are crazy about bubble tea sending me this single emoji signaling “let’s go get some”.

Here's The New Emojis You'll Be Using In 2020; But The Pinched Fingers Gesture Is The Most Important

There’s a total of 117 emojis in the list for 2020 and a bunch of them include woman or gender-inclusive people for better representation across the board. Some of them include a gender-inclusive person in a tux, or a man in a veil. The emojis were announced by the Unicode Consortium, and the 117 new emojis form part of Emoji 13.0 and will reach most platforms in the second half of 2020.

So you can expect vendors to work on these emojis this year, with a release later in the year. On Android, the emojis beta around August, and iOS and macOS in October or November.