All emojis listed throughout 2018 are candidates only, and subject to change before a final release.
Unicode 10.0 is the version of the Unicode Standard released on June 20, 2017. 8,518 new characters were included with this update, of which 56 were emoji characters.
Only new emoji code points are listed on this page. For the full 2017 emoji list; see Emoji 5.0 which included all 239 emoji additions including sequences for skin tone and gender.
- ? Emoji 5.0 list
- ? Unicode 10.0.0 Specification
The Unicode Consortium accepted the following emoji 72 emojis for Unicode 9.0. This update was released on June 21, 2016. Most vendors added support for this update within the 2016 calendar year. Sample images and more about Unicode 9.0.
Emoji 4.0 was published in late 2016, which added additional emoji professions.
New in Unicode 9
- ? Rolling on the Floor Laughing
- ? Drooling Face
- ? Nauseated Face
- ? Sneezing Face
- ? Cowboy Hat Face
The Unicode Consortium has approved the following 41 emoji characters as part of Unicode 8.0, released on June 17, 2015.
This is comprised of 37 new emojis, plus five emoji modifiers. Find out more about this update on the Emojipedia Blog.
- ? Hugging Face
- ? Thinking Face
- ? Face With Rolling Eyes
- ? Zipper-Mouth Face
- ? Upside-Down Face
The Unicode Consortium has approved the following characters as part of Unicode 7.0, released on June 16, 2014. Support for these emoji characters rely on updates from platform vendors such as Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Initially, 250 new characters in Unicode 7.0 were approved for emoji presentation, however this was later reduced to 103 Standard Additions which are listed below.The other characters remain part of Unicode, but are not recommended to be included as emojis.
The exception to this is the Left Speech Bubble which is not currently a standard addition, and as such isn't specified on other platforms as an emoji. A proposal seeks to update this.
- ? Slightly Smiling Face
- ? Slightly Frowning Face
- ? Detective ? Person in Bed
- ? Man in Suit Levitating
- ? Grinning Face
- ? Kissing Face
- ? Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes
- ? Expressionless Face
- ? Face With Open Mouth
The first version of the Unicode Standard to support emoji, released in October, 2010. Some characters in prior versions of Unicode were retroactively updated to provide an emoji presentation. This release was the first to introduce new characters for the sole purpose of compatability with emojis being used in Japan.