The Unicode Consortium is postponing the submissions of new emoji
for Unicode version 15.0 until April 2, 2021. This delay follows on the
postponement of the release of the upcoming Unicode 14.0 version from March
to September 2021.
This delay impacts related specifications and data, such as new
emoji characters. As a consequence, the deadline for submission of new emoji
character proposals for Emoji 14.0 was extended until September 1, 2020.
Pausing Processing of New Emoji Proposals ⏸️
The Emoji Subcommittee is in the process of revising the submission
form. Until the new submission form is ready on April 2, 2021, proposals will be
returned to sender. During this period the committee will also be prioritizing
Emoji 15.0 initiatives as described in document
Submissions for Emoji 15.0 Open April 2021 ▶️
The Emoji Subcommittee will be accepting new emoji character
proposals for Emoji 15.0 from April 2, 2021 onward. Any new emoji characters
incorporated into Emoji 15.0 can be expected to appear on devices such as
computers, phones, and tablets in 2023.
to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages