A picture shows emoji characters also known as emoticons on the screens of two mobile phones in Paris on August 6, 2015.  Miguel Medina—AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of New Emoji Will Roll Out This Month

Jun 01, 2016

The organization in charge of approving new emojis has selected 72 new ones that will roll out later this month and undoubtedly enhance your text messages.

Some highlights of the emoji additions include an avocado, an arm taking a selfie, a face palm, a pregnant woman, a dancing man and a face with a Pinocchio-esque nose. Another emoji offers a visual depiction of ROFL, meaning "rolling on the floor laughing." And some of them are sure to come in handy ahead of the Summer Olympic Games—gymnast; fencer; and gold, silver and bronze medals.

Read more: Meet the 63-Year-Old in Charge of Approving New Emojis

The Unicode Consortium made a final decision to include these new emoji at a recent meeting. The complex process for approving new emoji involves thousand-word proposals and multiple committee votes.

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