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Bubble tea, ‘Italian hand-pinching gesture’ are among the newly-approved 2020 emojis

From the simple smiley to the wide range of hand gestures, emojis have made a lasting mark on the way the tech-savvy generation communicates. And last January 29, Emojipedia just announced the approval of 117 new emojis this year. This new set of soon-to-be-released icons includes a lot of gender-inclusive characters, as well as hand gestures like the “Italian hand-pinching sign”.

Photo Credit: Facebook.com/Emojipedia

Here are some of our favorite picks from the new selection of emojis:

Bubble tea emoji

Photo Credit: Emojipedia.org

It’s the perfect emoji to send to your friends and colleagues when you want to take a short milk tea break.

Hugging emoji

Photo Credit: Emojipedia.org

When someone you love is down on the dumps or you’ve got a friend who just went through a “bloody” breakup, sending this emoji will surely brighten up their moods. It will also show them that you care enough to check up on them via text messaging and online chat.

Pinching hand emoji

Photo Credit: Emojipedia.org

 The hand-pinching emoji or what others call the “Italian hand-pinching gesture” has been a popular icon in pop culture. For some, it could signify the question: what do you mean? While for others, it can be used to emphasize an Italian phrase or saying. Whatever the case may be, we’re just really happy this emoji will soon be available for use.

Mother/Father feeding baby emoji

Photo Credit: Emojipedia.org

These images (in our opinion) could be an ode to single parents who just want the best for their kids. So kudos to Emojipedia for including this!

Transgender flag emoji

Photo Credit: Emojipedia.org

The transgender community is finally being recognized in emoji form–and we’re definitely all for it!

Watch the video below to see their full lineup of Emojis for this year:

😍 First Look: All 117 New Emojis for 2020

The final emoji list for 2020 has now been published and here they are! All 117 new emojis coming in 2020 are in this video, with original images created by Emojipedia.Popular additions include bubble tea, pinched fingers (aka Italian Hand), Transgender Flag, a feather, anatomical heart, and more. The list for Emoji 13.0 was published on January 29, 2020 and these emojis will come to phones in the second half of 2020.Please feel free to embed this video on other sites, but do not download a copy and redistribute on other platforms. If using excerpts of this video on television or other videos please include a note that these designs are from Emojipedia. We appreciate it! YouTube link for sharing: https://youtu.be/cxRDjci6POs

Posted by Emojipedia on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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