People are surprisingly satisfied with the new 'tiny penis' emoji

Alicia Farmer
February 7, 2019

If you like emoji, you're about to get a whole lot more of them.

When will you start to see the new Emoji 12.0 on your phone? Unicode will release the update in March, but it will take some time after that for apps and operating systems to roll out support for the new characters.

Users can expect to receive the new emojis in software updates beginning in April through to the end of 2019.

Numerous new icons are tied together by the theme of inclusivity, introducing emojis for deaf people, blind people, people in wheelchairs, and those with prosthetic limbs.

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The Unicode Consortium, the organization behind the new emojis, says the new pic is supposed to be a "pinching hand" gesture, meaning a "small amount" - but Twitter users aren't buying it.

While there are 59 distinct new emojis, variations for skin tone and gender make for a total of 230 individual images.

This year, more people are represented including those with various disabilities-previously advocated by Apple-and people with different skin tone mixes and more. The characters, which were proposed a year ago by Apple, include people in manual and mechanized wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, and service dogs.

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