How do new emojis get added to the keyboard?..The fun characters we use to express ourselves today started as 176 pictures used in Japanese pagers and cell phones in the late 90s. They've blossomed into a wide-ranging font with slightly different characters across different tech companies...Linguist Charles Carson is a member of the Unicode emoji subcommittee, the group responsible for approving proposals for new emojis. He shared the process of adding new characters...and some of the challenges. .."Representation has been hard. ... What we have found is, the more you include, the more that the people who aren't included, feel excluded. So in an attempt to be more inclusive, you end up being more exclusive."..Learn more at the link in our bio.