According to a blogpost on The Unicode Consortium, a wave of new emojis are coming in an Emoji 13.1 update. Specifically, 210 variations of pre-existing emojis in different skin tones (we love representation), including representing minority and interracial couples, and seven brand new emojis that reflect the seven stages of 2020.
First, we have the Heart on Fire, a reference to the impending doom of global warming and how the world is on fire. Then, for those of us who’ve undergone some heavy romantic changes in our lives thanks to the COVID-10 pandemic, or even just need a hug, a Mending Heart.
When things get a bit overwhelming, you might find yourself using a Face Exhaling emoji, or wanting to exit this timeline and be nothing but a Face in the Clouds, when in reality you’ve been in isolation for so long you’ve become a Woman or Person with Beard or simply, the Face with Spiral Eyes.
It’s all a little too real, let’s be honest. We’ve been in a perpetual state of Heart on Fire and Face in Clouds. Nevertheless, at least the interracial couples emojis are irresistibly cute.
These new emojis are said to arrive at sometime in 2021, after the Emoji 13.0 update, which includes transgender-friendly emojis, the “Italian hand” and more, releases later this year.