As part of the Emoji 11.0 release this year, a red-haired emoji for all skin tones will be available, as well as a range of new hairstyles and bald options.

By Nora Horvath
February 08, 2018
Joshua Jones, Emojipedia

Exciting news for Emoji lovers: there are soon to be more than 150 new Emojis on your device, including the long-awaited introduction of red-haired options for all skin tones.  

In addition to the new hair colors, the Emoji 11.0 release will include different short and long curly hairstyles and bald options, so it will be easier than ever to make the emoji look like you.

There will also be a handful of new food symbols like a bagel, cupcake, lobster, lettuce, and a saltshaker. Other random additions include a skateboard, toilet paper roll, pirate flag, lacrosse stick, fire extinguisher, and a safety pin. There will also be a few new animal additions, like a peacock, kangaroo, a mosquito and a parrot.

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The website Emojipedia released a video yesterday that features a slideshow of mockups of what they think the 150+ Emojis in the 11.0 release will probably look like. The mockups are created from the information known about the release, but may look a bit different than the final versions.

 

Unicode, the non-profit organization that helps develop all the final images so they work across different devices, says they expect Emoji 11.0 to be released in June 2018. This means that you will probably see these new faces added to your phone in August or September. If you’re interested in proposing an addition for Emoji 12.0, proposals are due by the end of March 2018.

(h/t The Verge)