This piece was originally published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.
The mosquito emoji is coming to your smartphone this summer.
The Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit governing body responsible for determining which emoji are added each year, announced in a blog post Wednesday, February 7, 2018 that it had approved 157 new characters for release in June 2018. The new emoji are expected to start showing up on mobile devices in August or September.
The mosquito emoji was proposed last year by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs…