Gingers have souls too: Here are the 2018 emoji candidates

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For instance, you could change the direction of that runner emoji to face left or right depending on your preference.

Emojis are a relatively recent phenomenon that allows us to convey our feelings and words through fun images rather than words.

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According to a report from Emojipedia, the Unicode Consortium has officially released the 2018 emoji candidate list in beta.

Perhaps we'll see the latest emoji in beta versions of iOS and Android before that. Such emoji include red-haired people with various skin tones, hot faces, cold faces, superhero emoji with both male and female versions, supervillain emoji with both male and female versions, woozy faces, partying faces, smiling faces with three hearts spinning around them, pleading faces with puppy eyes, curly-haired, white-haired, and bald people with various skin tones, various body parts, and clothing items. There are a couple that didn't make the final cut such as frowning pile of poo, grinning face with OK as eyes, and frowning face with question marks as eyes.

The proposal to include this change in a future round of Unicode's emoji updates is just a draft at this point and might not ever become a feature on your phone. "However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms". A final list is expected in March, with a rollout in the second half of 2018.

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