Bacon, selfie and facepalm: next year we get 38 new emoji

A major update with 38 new slobbering faces, scooters and potatoes is underway. Time for a facepalm or a raised right fist? It will all be possible soon with Unicode 9.

Emoji haters can spend more time offline in June 2016 because the Unicode Consortium has defined what is in Unicode 9.0. The last time iOS users got new emoji, it turned to the multicultural mix while this update is focused on food, animals, clowns and hand gestures.

Carrots, bacon and duck

Below is the full list of new emoji names. In an online document, the Unicode Consortium gives a preview of how they will look. Once the emoji are included in Unicode 9.0, it is only a matter of time before companies like Apple and Google will add them to iOS and Android. Note that this is a preview, so they could change by the time they get released.

  • Face with a cowboy hat
  • Clown Face
  • Sickening sight
  • ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing)
  • Drooling face
  • Lying face
  • “Call me” face
  • Selfie
  • Raised back of a hand
  • Targeted left fist
  • Focused right fist
  • Handshake
  • Hand with finger and thumb in the air
  • Pregnant woman
  • Facepalm
  • Prince
  • Shrug (¯ \ _ (ツ) _ / ¯)
  • Dancing man in suit
  • ‘Mother Christmas’
  • Wilted Rose
  • Scooter
  • Motorized scooter
  • Octagon
  • Clinking glasses
  • Blackheart
  • Croissant
  • Lawyer
  • Cucumber
  • Bacon
  • Potato
  • Carrot
  • Fox
  • Eagle
  • Duck
  • Bat
  • Shark
  • Owl