Those googly eyes on emojis that now face left could be made to face to the right next year if Apple or other device vendors decide to give you the option. Now the consortium has given developers the first Emoji 11 beta, which contains 130 draft emojis, including a female superhero, a lobster and a party face.
The brains behind the emoji you use on your phone have announced new plans to let you be able to swap the direction each one is facing, with the feature possibly launching at some point in 2018.
The Unicode Emoji Consortium released its sixth set of proposed emojis in June.
There are also new animals such as raccoons and llamas, new food & drink items, a new cracker emoji filed under "activities", new objects, tools, household items, symbols, and more. However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms.
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Emoji which failed to make the cut range from a smiley face with "OK" in place of eyes, another face with question marks as eyes and a 'frowning pile of poo'.
According to the statement above, it seems as if not every emoji will be flippable.
Emoji are a big part of today's conversations and they're constantly evolving, improving, and expanding. Though these still could make it into the final Emoji 11 update if voted in at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January.
With the final list not yet nailed down and Apple's new operating system still a ways out, it looks as if we could be waiting nearly an entire year to get our hands on this collection of new iOS 12 emojis. Google finally fixed the burger emoji. Next year, iOS devices could boast reversible emoji and many others. In fact even if unicode adopts the proposal, vendors like Apple would end up making the ultimate decision of which emojis will get to face both ways, and an update allowing that feature wouldn't come until iOS 12, which should debut sometime next fall.