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Facepalm, selfie and shrug emoji are on the way

Engadget Engadget 2/06/2016 Billy Steele
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The annual additions to Unicode emoji library have been approved, which means 72 new tiny pictures are headed to your phone. When version 9.0 is released in June, selfie, shrug, facepalm, bacon, cucumber, avocado and dozens more new emoji will make the cut. Just in time for the Rio Olympics this summer, a smattering of event-related options and medals will also join the thousands of images that already exist. Even though the new additions will be included in Unicode this month, you'll still have to wait until companies include them in their mobile software. The good news is new versions of Android and iOS are both due this fall.


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