Emojipedia have delivered some new faces and a whole lot of love for 2021.

It’s been a whirlwind of a year with that many ups and downs, it’s a surprise we aren’t all claiming for whiplash.

So, we’re all no doubt eagerly waiting to see what 2021 brings us, desperately hoping for some good news to ease the pain of 2020 so far, and it looks like Emojipedia are going to deliver.

A whopping 217 brand-new emoji have been approved for 2021, and we can’t wait for you to see them! We’re all guilty of spending too much time looking for the perfect emoji – and with these new ones you certainly won’t be stuck for choice.

The hopeless romantics of the mobile world will be thrilled to learn that 200 of the 217 new emojis are changes to the ‘couple with the heart’ and the ‘couple with the kiss´ emoji. The current versions display the yellow skin tone – whereas the new ones have a much wider range of skin tones.

A photo of Emojipedia's 2021 couple emojis.
The mixed skin tone couple emojis will allow people to better represent themselves.

This way couples can choose emoji that best represent themselves. The new emoji are far more inclusive of the wide variety of relationship matches, making your texting and social media captions more adorable than ever.

There are some cool new faces too, with expressions that we all use at some point in the day. If only because they’re new.

There’s a new emoji that shows a face that’s exhaling. We’re taking this to mean a sigh or a sigh of relief – both ideal for texting about long days at work.

Emojipedia are also lining up the perfect emoji for those moments when we’re shrouded in confusion. The new face surrounded by clouds perfectly expresses that confusion, and quite possibly, a sense of pure relaxation?

Then there’s a new emoji that features spiral eyes, which we’ve taken to mean dizziness. It’s also the perfect emoji to use for the morning after a night out – if you happen to discover that the room is spinning uncontrollably.

A photo of three new emojis that Emojipedia have released.
The new faces are insanely relatable. 

It seems that we’re all suckers for love, with the selection of heart emojis being the most popular out there. The red heart ranks high in the top 10 emojis used on different social media platforms. But we think this new one will beat it!

The latest update will bring us a heart on fire, reflecting passion and love, or perhaps something slightly angrier if you’ve fallen out with a loved one – your choice! If this is the case, then the new mending heart emoji will be a perfect follow up for afterwards.

A photo of a mending heart emoji and a flaming heart emoji, released by Emojipedia for 2021.
Will you opt for the mending heart or the heart on fire?

Emojipedia recognise how important it is to be gender inclusive and have put forward emoji that better represent the beautiful world around us. The new update features facial hair options for a non-gender specific person, a man and a woman.

A photo of the new facial hair emojis released by Emojipedia for 2021.
The new facial hair emojis are more gender inclusive. 

Searching for the perfect emoji is an impossible task sometimes, but Emojipedia are certainly making it easier for us. We can’t wait to see the new faces and up our emoji game in texts and on social. 2021 can’t come quick enough!