Beer bellies can pretend they’re pregnant!
A pregnant man and a gender neutral person wearing a crown are among the emoji set to be approved this September and coming to smartphones next year.
Emojipedia, which is part of the Unicode Consortium, the central bank of all approved emoji, has revealed draft candidates for the next emoji release, Emoji 14.0.
The pregnant man and pregnant person recognise that ‘pregnancy is possible for some transgender men and non-binary people’, Emojipedia says.
The new additions have been detailed by Emojipedia prior to World Emoji Day this Saturday (July 17).
‘As this is only a draft emoji list, each emoji is subject to change prior to final approval in September 2021,’ Emojipedia says in a web post.
‘Expect to see more about this later in the year when the final version of Unicode 14.0 and Emoji 14.0 is released on September 14.’
Companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft apply stylised versions of the consortium’s designs to their own operating systems.
No release dates have been confirmed for the emoji on different operating systems, but they will likely be seen on all platforms by June 2022, Emojipedia says.
‘Designs shown here are Emojipedia Sample Images, just one way in which these emojis might look,’ it explains.
‘Actual vendor designs will vary from those released by major vendors, and Emojipedia’s own sample images may also be updated when Emoji 14.0 final is released.’
Source: Daily Mail