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Unicode just released its 2019 Emoji list, and the update included 230 new texting symbols, including a pinching fingers gesture that people on Twitter say represents a small penis and a drop of blood that internet culture is using to represent menstruation.
Announced Tuesday by the Unicode Consortium, a group that helps make open standards to allow people
Updates will begin in April and continue through the end of the year, according to Emojipedia.
The Pinching Hand option will come with adjustable Skin Tones will probably dominate group texts and Tinder accounts everywhere. Skin-tone support was added to the Unicode Standard in 2015, and it increased representation of women in 2016, became gender inclusive in 2017 and added new hair colors in 2018.
The very detailed Drop of Blood Emoji comes after a campaign led by Plan International UK saw more than 55,000 people calling for a period emoji to be added to the global emoji keyboard.
The charity hopes that the emoji will help to break down the stigma surrounding periods
Twitter is a hotbed of chatting around the new texting options.
"Finally an emoji to describe the size of my attention span, "Twitter Twitter user @ yahya_official2.
"The real question is why the period blood is the best emoji ever!" writes Twitter user @ArtofWinters
This marks the sixth major emoji update since 2014, taking the total number of emoji up to 3,053.
The update also adds more than a dozen emoji that represent members of the deaf and blind communities and people with disabilities. The characters, which were proposed last year by Apple, include people in manual and mechanized wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, and service dogs.
More inclusive emoji: New emoji represent people with disabilities
To come up with the proposed emoji, Apple collaborated with such organizations as the American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the National Association of the Deaf
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