More couples, hearts and bearded figures join the emoji family

The Unicode Consortium has just validated a list of 217 new emojis that will be gradually deployed throughout 2021, according to the publishers. While the majority are variations of existing emojis, this year’s new emojis feature a heart on fire, another that is mending, an exhaling face, a face in the clouds, a head with spiral eyes, an asexual person and a bearded woman.The variants concern couples shown with a heart, both heterosexual and homosexual, in all possible combinations according to their skin color. In fact, all couples will soon be able to recognize themselves and associate thems…

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