Just when we thought we’d covered all the heart emojis, three new ones have popped up.
Admittedly, they will only be released for usage by 2023.
They are as follows:
Let’s be clear about this, the pink heart emoji has no romantic leanings and instead, denotes sincerity and friendship. This unadorned or plain, pink heart can be used to show love for friends and family, and may even be used to declare advancing feelings in a new relationship.
Whilst it’s not as passionate as the red heart emoji, it can still convey loving and sincere affection for those you care about.
Many advocates have been pushing for the release of the pink heart emoji and the Unicode Technical Committee appear to relent. Anticipation of release is late 2022 or early 2023.
This emoji can be utilised to express sympathy and compassion, especially to family or friends who are grieving or have suffered a loss. Although the yellow or pink heart emojis are clear and direct, the grey heart has a softer and gentler approach.
According to Emojipedia however, WhatsApp designates some negative connotations to the emoticon. Usage can denote bad news, depressing moods or a possible crisis, be it personal or work related, that is about to unfold. On the positive side, it can mean wisdom and an agreeable stance.
Light Blue Heart
Sending the light blue heart emoji means the relationship is on a casual basis, rather than a deep or abiding, romantic connection. It has playful connotations without being direct, whilst at the same time, revealing a joyful or happy state. This emoticon will probably be used more frequently by emoji users.
In accordance with the theme, I’ve also included the fingers cupped into a heart shape and that will also be released in 2023.
Here is some added news! World Emoji Day is celebrated on July 17th and they even have the Emoji Anthem. Jonathan Mann wrote and composed it and here is the link: https://youtu.be/vAaJu2VTksg
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To honour the great man himself, I’m including the quote below, as a celebration of his birthday.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela.
Disclaimer: My thanks go to Emojipedia and Body and Soul for the above graphics and information.