Here’s How to Submit an Emoji Idea

Emoji

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

If you’ve got a great idea for a new emoji, now’s your chance.  Wired.com just did a big write-up on how to officially submit them to the group that handles this stuff… a nonprofit called the Unicode Consortium.

They accept proposals each year from April through the end of July.  But the submission process is pretty rough.

You have to include original artwork . . . examples of how you’d use it . . . things like Google search stats to prove other people care . . . and it all has to be in a specific format.  (Here’s a “beetle” proposal that got accepted a few years ago.)

They won’t approve an emoji idea that’s already been rejected in the past two years, and there’s a huge list of ALL the emojis ever submitted.  Here are a few they’ve already decided NOT to add for various reasons . . .

An ANGRY POOP emoji . . . Bitcoin and Dogecoin emojis . . . a marijuana leaf . . . a condom . . . two different “dumpster fire” emojis . . . a “hangover” emoji . . .

Feet . . . floss . . . flip-flops . . . jail . . . Jesus . . . rosé . . . a tampon emoji . . . a mic drop emoji . . . a pinky swear emoji . . . and a half-human, half-unicorn emoji. (???)

Lots of face emojis have been rejected too, including “disgusted face” . . . “determined face” . . . “tired face” . . . “hangry face” . . . “impressed face” . . . “angry crying face” . . . and a “drooling face with heart eyes.”

 

(Wired)