These new emojis are coming to your keyboard very soon

Love them or hate them, emojis are a great way to add some fun and additional meaning to your texts, WhatsApp group chats, tweets and more.

So when new ones launch, it’s always interesting to see what’s made the cut – and the latest batch of emojis heading to our phones soon have just been released.

Included in the line-up is a shaking head, a plain pink heart, pushing hands, an afro comb, a moose, a ginger root and maracas.

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These emojis have been designed by Emojipedia, who submit them for approval for inclusion on the emoji keyboard by Unicode Consortium. Historically though, most of Emojipedia’s sample designs are accepted, so this is very likely to be the new line-up you can expect to see on your phone soon.

Some of the new emojis will be more anticipated than others. The plain pink heart, for example, is one of the most requested emojis since 2016, according to Emojipedia.

The pushing hands, in a range of skin tones, will also be a welcome addition as they could be used in a variety of combinations with other emojis to convey different meanings. Used together, they can also represent a high five, so we can all finally stop using the praying hands as a substitute high-fiving emoji.

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The shaking head emoji should also get a lot of use, although to this writer it looks more like it’s conveying dizziness than a shake of the head to represent a ‘no’ response.

Also in the proposed line-up is a turquoise heart, a grey heart, a donkey, an angel wing, a black bird, a goose, a jellyfish, a hyacinth, peas in a pod, a fan, a flute, a Khanda (the symbol of the Sikh religion) and a wifi symbol. To be honest, we can’t believe we don’t have some of these available already!

The new emojis are expected to be rolled out from late 2022.