At long last, an “eye roll” emoji could be coming to your smartphone.
How emoji get approved is kind of wonky, but here goes: The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit group that oversees the communications standard emoji rely upon. The Consortium has approved the “Face With Rolling Eyes” emoji for inclusion in that standard, emoji blog Emojipedia reports.
Here’s a sample emoji from the Consortium. If Apple or Google ever included this emoji in iOS or Android, it would look different.
But this doesn’t mean the eye-rolling emoji will suddenly show up on your iPhone or Android. Apple, Google and other platform-makers have to decide for themselves which emoji to add to their devices. A new emoji getting included in the Unicode Standard just means the new selection is available to those companies as an option.
Back in May, Emojipedia reported that a middle finger emoji is coming to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system.