Whether you opt for a sarcastic upside down face, a smiling pile of poop or THAT aubergine emoji, these little icons have taken over the world – there's even a movie about them!
After last year's ginger emoji broke the internet, it's time to take a look at just what Emoji 12.0 looks like…
One of the big changes to this year's line up is to the range of emojis representing different disabilities.
Thanks to Apple's 2018 submission to the Unicode Consortium, which suggested the inclusion of a range of disability-inclusive emojis, this year's update will launch dozens of disability-based icons, including men and women of different ethnicities using disability aids, as well highlighting individual products.
When forming its submission, Apple worked closely with the American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the National Association of the Deaf, and stated that the new icons are “not meant to be a comprehensive list of all possible depictions of disabilities” but rather that they are “an initial starting point”.
As well as the new accessibility emojis, version 12.0 will include a Rickshaw, an otter, a sari, an orangutan and a flamingo and much much more, totting the total up to a whopping 250 new icons.
Plus, the 2019 update will also feature 71 LGBTQ+ couples of all ethnicities holding hands, including 16 gender neutral couples.
According to Emojipedia, Emoji 12.0 is set to launch in March, but there will still be a bit of a wait until they are available on all platforms.
Given the past time frame for Unicode updates, you can expect to see these icons on your smart phone around September/October. For Apple users, this usually accompanies its latest software update, and with iOS 13 rumoured to be launching in autumn, we're expecting to see them around the same time.