Emoji Version 3.0

Version 3.0 was released on ๐ŸŒˆ June 21, 2016. The release date for the new version coincided with the release of Unicode 9. In the new version, Unicode added an encoding for 72 emojis. In total, 642 new emojis and their combinations were added in Version 3.0.

For the first time, it was in Version 3.0 that sportsman emojis were added in anticipation of the Rio Summer Olympics. The Unicode consortium added emoticons of ๐Ÿ… Medals, as well as displaying some sports, for example: ๐Ÿคพ Handball, ๐Ÿคฝ Water Polo, ๐Ÿ€ Basketball, ๐Ÿคบ Fencing, etc.

After the release of emoticons Version 3.0, Apple tried to change the design of ๐Ÿ‘ Peach emoji (used as a euphemistic symbol for the buttocks), as the company wanted to get rid of this association. But users were dissatisfied with the test version of emoji, which allowed Apple to change their mind and leave the previous version of emoji.

Other versions โ€” Emoji Version 1.0, Emoji Version 2.0, Emoji Version 4.0, Emoji Version 5.0, Emoji Version 11.0, Emoji Version 12.0, Emoji Version 12.1, Emoji Version 13.0, Emoji Version 13.1, Emoji Version 14.0, Emoji Version 15.0, Emoji Version 15.1, Emoji Version 16.0.

Interesting fact:

After the publication of Version 3.0, Unicode created a Twitter account, where they publish interesting facts and news about emojis. The first tweet tells about adding ๐Ÿฅ“ Bacon emoticon to the new version.

๐Ÿฆ‹Butterfly ๐ŸคHandshake ๐Ÿ–คBlack Heart ๐ŸคžCrossed Fingers ๐Ÿฅ€Wilted Flower ๐Ÿฆ…Eagle ๐ŸคฃRolling on the Floor Laughing ๐ŸคขNauseated Face ๐ŸคคDrooling Face ๐ŸคกClown Face ๐Ÿฅ‚Clinking Glasses ๐Ÿค Cowboy Hat Face ๐Ÿฆ‡Bat ๐Ÿ›’Shopping Cart ๐Ÿ›‘Stop Sign ๐Ÿค™Call Me Hand ๐Ÿฅ‘Avocado ๐ŸฅšEgg ๐ŸฆŠFox ๐ŸฆGorilla ๐Ÿฆ‰Owl ๐ŸคทPerson Shrugging ๐Ÿ•บMan Dancing ๐ŸฅDrum ๐ŸคฐPregnant Woman ๐ŸฆŒDeer ๐ŸฅƒTumbler Glass ๐ŸคฅLying Face ๐ŸคดPrince ๐Ÿฅ›Glass of Milk ๐ŸคบPerson Fencing ๐Ÿฅ”Potato ๐Ÿฅ•Carrot ๐ŸฅŠBoxing Glove ๐ŸฆˆShark ๐Ÿฅ‡1st Place Medal ๐Ÿฆ†Duck ๐Ÿฅ’Cucumber ๐ŸคงSneezing Face ๐ŸฅœPeanuts ๐Ÿฅ‹Martial Arts Uniform ๐ŸฆŽLizard ๐ŸคณSelfie ๐ŸคตPerson In Tuxedo ๐ŸคœRight-Facing Fist ๐Ÿฅ“Bacon ๐ŸฅžPancakes ๐Ÿฅ—Green Salad ๐ŸฅCroissant ๐Ÿ›ถCanoe ๐ŸคฆPerson Facepalming ๐Ÿฆ‘Squid ๐Ÿค›Left-Facing Fist ๐ŸคšRaised Back of Hand ๐ŸฆShrimp ๐Ÿฅ–Baguette Bread ๐ŸฆRhinoceros ๐ŸคผPeople Wrestling ๐ŸฅKiwi Fruit ๐ŸคพPerson Playing Handball ๐ŸคถMrs. Claus ๐Ÿ›ตMotor Scooter ๐Ÿฅ˜Shallow Pan Of Food ๐ŸคธPerson Cartwheeling ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd Place Medal ๐ŸคนPerson Juggling ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd Place Medal ๐Ÿฅ…Goal Net ๐Ÿฅ„Spoon ๐Ÿฅ™Stuffed Flatbread ๐Ÿ›ดKick Scooter ๐ŸคฝPerson Playing Water Polo