In what could, in my opinion, be the coolest of the iOS 9.1 upgrades, Apple will add a bunch of great new emojis. Once you get them, you'll never know what you did without the emoji with zipped lips, the robot, the detective, a middle finger, and of course, the much-demanded taco emoji.
But there's one new emoji that's even leaving experts baffled. The new emoji is called "Zero Width Joiners" and appears to be a combination of a speech bubble and an eye. What could it possibly mean?
Here's what it looks like:
Here are some of the theories of what it potentially means from Vox.com:
- Teenage code for "parents are watching"?
- A reminder from Homeland Security that if you see something to say something?
- A reminder that the NSA is watching you?
- Does it reference Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from the 90s pop group TLC?
But, if you head over to Emojipedia, the Webster's Dictionary of emojis, the official definition of The Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) is a:
"Unicode character that joins two or more other characters together. ... Not actually an emoji. Has no appearance by itself, and will show as an invisible character when rendered by itself. ... Used in emoji implementations to support characters such as the family - joining the Man, Woman, Girl, and Boy emojis to create a single-character emoji on supported platforms.
What do you think? What does that official definition even mean?
Where and how will you use this new emoji and what other new emojis are you excited for? Let me know my posting in the comments below.