Emojipedia posted original sample images visualizing how new emojis might look when they come to fruition. The mockups might, or might not, resemble the final versions from each platform vendor. The final list of 2021 – 2022 Emoji will be approved in September 2021. Here are a few new Emoji that I found interesting:
Pregnant Man and Pregnant Person are new emoji. These emoji recognize that pregnancy is possible for transgender men and non-binary people. These two new emojis are in addition to the existing Pregnant Woman emoji. All of the pregnant emojis come in a variety of skin tones.
Person with Crown shows a close up of a person who is wearing a crown and smiling. It comes in a variety of skin tones. Emojipedia explains that Person with Crown is a gender-inclusive alternative to the existing emojis for Princess and Prince.
Melting Face is a yellow smiley face melting into a puddle. Emojipedia describes Melting Face this way: “The eyes and mouth slip down the face, yet still maintain a distorted smile. This quality lends this emoji to sarcasm. It can also be used to talk about extreme heat. Can be used metaphorically to talk about embarrassment, shame, or a slowly sinking sense of dread.”
Face with Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth is described as “An emoji with open (non-smiling) eyes and a hand over the mouth conveying a gasp, shock or surprise. Appearance is similar to Yawning Face though no mouth is visible.
Emojipedia explains: “A disambiguation of Face with Hand Over Mouth which appears to have smiling eyes on some platforms, and open / non-smiling eyes on others, creating confusion.” For example, Face with Hand Over Mouth shows non-smiling eyes when used on Twitter app and iOS. The same Emoji appears with laughing eyes when used on the Twitter website.
The purpose of creating the Face With Hand Over Mouth that is non-smiling appears to be intended to reduce the confusion as the previous version of the emoji changed how it looked on certain devices – conveying an entirely different message than the person intended.
The Coral emoji looks like an orange piece of coral with some blue bubbles around it. According to Emojipedia, the coral emoji is sometimes used as a symbol of climate change due to coral bleaching.
You can view the whole collection of the new 2021-2022 emoji on Emojipedia.