Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. Or at least it seems that way. After the avalanche of diverse emoji last month it鈥檚 time for us to look ahead at even more options! You know us, never fully satisfied when it comes to texting choices ;) While we鈥檙e still waiting on that long promised taco (seriously what鈥檚 taking so long?!), we鈥檒l stop checking for keyboard updates momentarily to indulge in the potential 38 new additions to our texting convos.

new emoji 2016

The Unicode Consortium, aka the people behind approving + denying which emoji we see on our screens, recently revealed the latest batch of character candidates. Scheduled for a mid-2016 release 鈥 Yahoo Techbelieves a June debut is likely 鈥 Unicode 9.0 could be packed with 38 fresh options. Some of the standouts to us are bacon, a pregnant woman, an avocado, a croissant, left + right facing fists, a clown face and a cucumber. We鈥檙e also excited for the inclusion of a dancing man 鈥 finally the lady won鈥檛 be alone 鈥 and a prince. And while there is supposed to be crossed fingers, there still isn鈥檛 going to be a middle finger. Come on, Unicode.

Don鈥檛 get too excited about all these emoji just yet though, as they鈥檙e all simply candidates ATM. That means they aren鈥檛 finalized and could end up being dropped before making it onto our smartphones. But that also means some last minute entries that we didn鈥檛 even know we needed could sneak into Unicode 9.0 as well. The possibilities are endless.

While we wait for Unicode 9.0 next year and Unicode 8.0 sometime this year, check out the full list of next year鈥檚 candidates and their sketches on the Unicode Blog now.

Which possible new emoji are you most excited for and what do you think is missing still? Let us know in the comments.