See the New Emojis Headed to Your Phone in 2021


217 new emojis are headed to our phones in 2020:

The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit that oversees emoji standards and is responsible for new releases, announced the release of more than 200 emojis that will hit cell phones throughout next year in a limited "Emoji 13.1" release -- which means even more ways to convey the pain of this year.

Unicode called it a "minor release" to add new emojis before 2022. The consortium announced in April there would be no new emojis until 2022 because of the pandemic.

Among the major additions are (fittingly for this year) a heart with a bandage wrapped around it and a heart on fire -- which, depending on the interpretation, could express either heartburn or heartbreak....

Other fun additions include a face/head in the clouds (either a deity or the visual representation of daydreaming) and a face blowing out a breath or cloud of smoke.

Apparently there will even be an emoji to represent 2020. We need that.