Shrugs, clowns and bacon emoji are coming to your iPhone

The next update of Apple's mobile operating system iOS is upon us, promising a wealth of new emoji for all of your subtle and even-over-the top feels.

Included in the iOS 10.2 developer beta, released on Monday for iPhone and iPad users, the new emoji cover a wide range of expressions and symbols that will make communicating without words even easier.

We already told you about the face palm emoji, but that's just the beginning of the fun included in the 72 new emoji coming to Apple users.

The feels

We've moved on from simple smile and frown emoji long ago, but as mobile culture has evolved, so has the need for more expressions. For example, the shrug emoticon is retro cool, but unwieldy. That's all fixed in the new set of emoji, which includes a shrug emoji, a lying face (a Pinocchio elongated nose), a clown face (to creep out and amuse your friends), a selfie emoji, a right and left facing fist (virtual fist bumps!), a rolling on the floor face, a sneezing face and even a drooling face.

Missing people

The update also adds a few people our emoji menu has been missing, like Mrs. Claus (Santa Claus' spouse), a pregnant woman, and a man dancing (joining the woman in the red dress).

Food

Among the most used emoji are food emoji, and the new set includes a delicious additions including bacon (!), avocado, croissant, pancakes and more.

Animals

We can't leave out our furry, feathered and scaled friends. Here's the new set of emoji that covers our buddies from the animal kingdom.

 

 

Sports & Tools

The rest of the line-up includes all the emoji waiting for users to adopt and assign their own meanings to, like a set of wrestlers and a fencer (for when you're in battle mode).

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