Over the years, emojis have become more diverse, and this year they are rolling out more gender-inclusive options — like transgender and non-binary pregnancies:
We will also see some much-needed skin-tone diversity when it comes to certain emoji gestures, like the handshake:
And, of course, there are new standard face emojis coming, like this melting face that I'm personally quite fond of:
There's also a hiding face and a salute:
Alongside the prince and princess emojis, there will be a gender-neutral person wearing a crown, which is pretty cool!
Other new but random emojis coming this year include an X-ray and an ID:
The exact date for when these new emojis will be available has yet to be announced, but we do know the draft icons go through a comment process before they are approved for use in September of each year. After that, it is up to the device manufacturers to decide when/if they want to make the emojis available to users.