We're finally getting a red-haired emoji
Posted May 20
It looks like we’re getting new emojis, and they’ll probably match any hairstyle.
Jeremy Burge, the chief emoji officer for Emojipedia and member of Unicode’s Emoji Subcommittee, tweeted out images of a slew of upcoming emojis, most of which feature a variety of hairstyles, according to BBC.
The tweet includes screenshots of bald-headed emojis, white-haired emojis and red-haired emojis.
Burge also shared a document that outlined the changes.
“Requests for representation of red hair in emoji have been ongoing, yet prove a challenge to address due to a number of competing implementation options,” Burge said in the document. “This is a proposal to provide for the representation of a red-head emoji, as well as naturally occurring hair colors, features and styles.”
These changes will please more than 21,000 people who signed a petition to bring red-headed emojis into the Unicode system, which creates and publishes the various emoji faces, BBC reported.
Meanwhile, Google announced this week that it will redesign its blobby emojis, CNN Money reported.
“Good news, Gmail, Hangouts and Android fans: Google is (finally) revamping its emoji lineup. They'll no longer look like mutant lemon gumdrops that spent too much time in the sun,” CNN reported.