This year, the list of emoji will increase by more than ten new pictures. Among them are high-fiving hands, the long-awaited pink heart, wings, ginger, maracas, and others.

Emojipedia, a popular emoji reference site, announced the update. On Wednesday, it published samples of new pictures that were submitted for approval to Unicode.

Among other updates will be a shaking face, several animals and birds, and a hair comb. Some options make the smartphone emoji set more inclusive. High Five will have several options for different skin tones. The khanda, a symbol of the Sikh faith, will also be available.

High five, maracas and wings: new emojis coming soon to smartphones

“While some might not make the cut, most presented for approval are historically confirmed,” says Editor-in-Chief of Emojipedia in a post accompanying the new emoji.

He emphasized that the published pictures are intended for preview. They can be changed or finally approved. However, according to him, all the emojis that received permission last year have been accepted.

Finally, the novelties should be approved in September. They will arrive in smartphones as software updates for major platforms in late 2022-early 2023.

The update comes amid the growing popularity of emojis. According to the analysis of Emojipedia, they are used more than ever before on Twitter. June and July this year saw the highest number of emojis per tweet since 2011.