A new set of emojis for 2020

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A new batch of emojis for 2020 has been unveiled.

New emojis be released sometime in 2020 includes a number of new animals and a gender-neutral Santa.

The list, released by Unicode Consortium, contains 117 new symbols.

The new release was met with a mostly positive response on social media.

Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organisation based in California, is responsible for choosing the emojis for Apple and Android devices.

Other Emoji 13.0 additions include:

  • a set of pinched fingers to symbolise a common Italian hand gesture
  • anatomical heart and lungs
  • hugging people
  • a fondue pot
  • bubble tea
  • bottle-feeding parents

A video of the new additions was posted on Emojipedia on Wednesday.

No specific date was given for when the emojis would be available on devices.

Apple typically adds new emojis when it releases an updated operating system in the northern hemisphere’s autumn.

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