You could soon be able to change the direction of your emoji

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This is due to alignment of the emoji versions in 2018 and beyond with the versions of the Unicode Standard.

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A draft of the new guidelines announced Monday night by the Unicode Consortium would allow vendors to give you the power to reverse the direction of your emoji. For instance, you could change the direction of that runner emoji to face left or right depending on your preference.

'However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms'.

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Now that might sound like a load of meaningless jargon. This now provides a recommended mechanism for providing emoji direction.

This means you could rotate the train icon to suggest the direction you're travelling in or perhaps reorient the aubergine to suggest, well, whatever you think that gesture might suggest.

Emojipedia users have long requested a way to flip emoji direction, and if this feature goes ahead it is likely to target only the emojis that would benefit from it most.

"It's particularly frustrating for users of left-right languages (like English) trying to brag about travel when the train and auto point left on iOS, but the plane points right!" says Burge.

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Jeremy Burger, vice chair of Unicode's Emoji subcommittee, told Mashable changing emoji is in a "pretty early stage right now".

Of course, the guidelines are still a draft for Unicode 11.0 and the proposed Emoji 11.0 characters are now in beta.

"In short: it's certainly possible for 2018, but I wouldn't count on it!"

"Final decisions about the 2018 emoji list will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, with details to be published by the end of Q1 2018."

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