New emojis for Emoji 15.0 previewed include “high-five” and pink heart
Preview of emojis seeking approval for inclusion with Emoji 15.0 in September
Keith Broni, the editor-in-chief of Emojipedia, said in a blog post that “While some might not make the cut, most presented for approval are historically confirmed.” With World Emoji Day coming this Sunday, Emojipedia says that emoji use on Twitter is at record highs. 22% of tweets sent this month have included at least one emoji. That is up from the 20.59% of tweets that contained an emoji last year and the 20.15% that carried an emoji two years ago.
The percentage of tweets containing at least one emoji hits a a new all-time high
While Broni made it clear that the new emoji that was highlighted today were previews and subject to change, last year’s previews all made the final cut including the controversial pregnant man.
When Emoji 15.0 is introduced, the design of each emoji that “makes the team” could be different than how each one looks today. Emoji design also changes between vendors. We should also point out that the golden age of emoji creation might be behind us. In January 2020, 117 new emojis were approved for Emoji 13.0 and peaked at 217 in September 2020 for Emoji 13.1. In September 2021, 112 new emoji were green lit for Emoji 14.0, and this September Emoji 15.0 is estimated to have just 31 new emojis.