Non-profit organization Unicode Consortium presented the completed list of Emoji 13.1, which included 217 new emoji. These emojies will be available on all major device platforms in 2021, including Android, iOS, Windows.
Although the announced 217 new emoji sounds very impressive, in fact really new icons will appear only seven. The remaining 210 “new” emojies are only additional options for the color of the skin for the existing emojies “pair with a heart” and “pair with a kiss”.
The seven all-new emossi include a burning heart, a bandaged heart, a bearded woman, a bearded man of indeterminate gender, a sighing/exhaling smiley face, a smiley face in the clouds and a dazzling smiley face.
Note that such an “intermediate” release of Emoji 13.1 consortium had to do because of the coronavirus epidemic – the traditional annual release of Unicode 14.0 was postponed by six months – from March to September 2021. This means that the main platforms will start using Unicode 14.0 not before the end of 2021, but most likely in the first half of 2022. In order not to leave users completely without new emoji in 2021 and was created a small update Emoji 13.1.