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All aboard the train to progress town! The emojis you’ve been waiting for are finally here!

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This has been a long time coming.

Emojis are usually defined by their gender in two ways and two ways only. Male or female. Yes, it’s great to now have “an” option. But you’re either a man or a woman and there’s no way to express anything other than that. Not cool.

So if you’ve been stuck trying to communicate your emoji self using the everything BUT the humanoid ones, GET HAPPY, because androgynous, gender fluid icons should be rolling out this year.

According to Emojipedia, the following have been added to the Unicode draft list, which means we should be seeing them pop up on our phones by the end of the 2017.

YAAS! “Also Known As: Gender Neutral Adult” – Also Known As Totes Amaze. They’re so cool.

These aren’t the only cool additions that could be coming to your smartphone. There’s also this:

A beaut and much needed inclusion, simply titled “Merperson”. Heck yeah it is. Turn up for the merpeopleAnd how about this?

“Person in steamy room”. Oh we bet they are. Or if you wanna be alt about it… Person with large spoon. A “stirring the pot” emoji. As it were. We reckon there’s more than one gossipy occasion you could use that for.

And sure, these are slightly more feminine but they still err on the side of neutral and we are very pleased to see that.

A couple more to brighten up your day:

“Person in a headscarf” and “breastfeeding”. HALLELUJAH for more inclusive emojis. It’s about time the text message world caught up with ours IRL.

What do you think? Which is your fave emoji of all time? Share it with us in the comments.

You can also vote for which pop star you think deserves their own set of emojis in the poll below.

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

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