‘Tiny penis’ hand gesture will be one of 270 new emojis due to be released on all phones later this year
- New emoji is among hundreds of others including underpants and ice cube
- Theme of this year’s emoji update is inclusion with a wider range of skin tones
- Update also has a number of physical disabilities now represented by emojis
A new emoji being rolled out this year is a hand doing a pinching motion to depict a ‘small penis’ to mock modestly endowed men.
270 new emojis have been announced including a range of accessibility-themed symbols including hearing aids, wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs.
The new emojis are being introduced to all phones this year, as unveiled in the annual Emojipedia list.
2019’s list, the sixth major emoji update since 2014, is the most diverse yet and indicates an expanding scope of representing people with various disabilities.
The new updates were requested by Apple which submitted a number of designs after consulting a number of campaigns and charities on the issue.
A new emoji being rolled out this year will depict a hand doing a pinching motion to depict a ‘small penis’. The rude emoji is one of 270 that are coming to all phones this year, as unveiled in the new official Emojipedia list for 2019
A number of physical disabilities are now represented including a range of wheelchairs, a blind person, sign language, hearing aids, along with two seeing eye dogs with white canes.
Phil Talbot, head of communications at disability equality charity Scope, said: ‘Love them or hate them – emojis have become part of our everyday digital lives.
‘Social media is hugely influential and it’s great to see these new disability-inclusive emojis. Up to now disability has been greatly under-represented.’
‘We’d also like to see greater representation of disabled people and disability across all parts of the media and social media.’
A number of physical disabilities now represented by the cartoon characters including a range of wheelchairs, a blind person and two seeing eye dogs. Others include a yawning face, a raccoon, an ice cube and new food-themed pictures including waffles and butter
Others include a period emoji, depicting a drop of blood, a yawning face, a raccoon, an ice cube and new food-themed pictures including waffles and butter.
Emoji lovers can also look forward to several new animal emojis, including sloths, otters, flamingos, orangutans, and skunks.
There is a bigger range of skin tones and relationship types in the latest update.
The much-requested white heart has been added and the symbols are part of Unicode Emoji 12.0, a list of new emoji created by the Unicode Consortium.
Emoji now cover wheelchairs, mechanical arms and legs, sign language and even hearing aids. there are 230 new emoji in total when gender and skin tone variations are taken into account
Evolution of the emoji set 2014—2019. The announcement indicates that they are expanding the scope of people that can be represented, including people with various disabilities
But, the one garnering most attention is the ‘small penis’ emoji.
One man wrote: ‘An emoji that I can use to imply that an Internet stranger has a small penis, 2019 may not be so bad after all.’
Another tweeted: ‘Looks like we’re finally getting the small penis in 2019.’
But another user was unimpressed, writing: ‘Keep seeing that meme if this hand was an women would have a field day meaning men have a small penis. Wish ppl would stop sharing it because it’s shallow and bollocks so stop it right now.’
HOW DO YOU UNSEND MESSAGES YOU’VE ALREADY SENT ON WHATSAPP?
In October 2017, WhatsApp introduced a new ‘delete for everyone’ feature, allowing users to unsend an embarrassing message within seven minutes of sending it.
To delete a message, open WhatsApp and go to the chat containing the message you want to delete.
Tap and hold the message, then choose Delete from the menu.
Tap ‘Delete for everyone’ and the message will disappear.
Messages you successfully delete for everyone will now be replaced with ‘This message was deleted’ in your recipients’ chats.
Similarly, if you see ‘This message was deleted’ in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone.