The Unicode Consortium has confirmed 37 new emojis will be available on smartphone keyboards in the next update. Emoji 14.0 will be rolled out later this year and will include a pregnant man, a gender neutral pregnant person, multiracial handshakes, a melting face, beans and a biting lip.
The pregnant man and pregnant person emojis have been in the works since July and have sparked a very mixed reaction.
One Twitter user said: “I could probably count on one hand the number of people who asked for a pregnant man emoji.”
However, many criticised the confusion with one saying: “The discourse over the pregnant man emoji is hilarious. A bunch of adult toddlers crying over something that doesn’t affect them at all and probably never will.”