All the new emojis launching in 2017, including a T-Rex, a mermaid and broccoli

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Nothing brings joy to our hearts quite like the announcement of a new set of emojis, particularly when said announcement involves a whopping 51 new images.

As ever, the list includes emojis we didn’t even know we needed until now: including a mermaid, a piece of broccoli and – our favourite – not one but two dinosaurs (prepare to welcome a mini T-Rex and sauropod to your phone, Jurassic fans).

Even better, with the new slew of expressive icons set to launch in mid-2017, there is plenty of time to plan how you’re going to squeeze the more unusual icons (such as a naked lady in a steam room and a flying saucer) into everyday conversations.

A selection of new emoji from Unicode

A selection of new emoji from Unicode

The new set of emojis, approved by The Unicode Consortium, also make a move towards inclusivity with the inclusion of a hijab emoji.

The image is rumoured to have been inspired by the design of 15-year-old Saudi girl Rayouf Alhumedhi, who went viral last month when she took to Reddit to implore Apple to launch an emoji featuring a woman wearing a hijab.

Credit: Emojipedia

Credit: Emojipedia

Other welcome additions to the emoji family include a breastfeeding woman and new animals, including a hedgehog, giraffe and zebra.

However, those wanting to see a redheaded emoji will have to wait a little longer, with no ginger emojis on the approved list released by Unicode.

You can see the full list of new emojis below:

  • Flying saucer
  • I love you hand sign
  • Grinning face with star eyes
  • Grinning face with crazy eyes
  • Face with finger covering closed lips
  • Serious face with symbols covering mouth
  • Smiling face with smiling eyes and hand covering mouth
  • Face with open mouth vomiting
  • Shocked face with exploding head
  • Breastfeeding
  • Palms up together
  • Curling stone
  • Bowl with spoon
  • Cup with straw
  • Coconut
  • Broccoli
  • Pie
  • Pretzel
  • Cut of meat
  • Sandwich
  • Canned food
  • Giraffe face
  • Zebra face
  • Hedgehog
  • Sauropod
  • T-rex
  • Cricket
  • Face with monocle
  • Older adult
  • Bearded person
  • Person with headscarf
  • Person in steamy room
  • Person climbing
  • Person in lotus position
  • Sorceress
  • Fairy
  • Vampire
  • Merperson
  • Elf
  • Genie
  • Brain
  • Orange heart
  • Green heart
  • Yellow heart
  • Blue heart
  • Purple heart
  • Billed cap
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Coat
  • Socks


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Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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