What do a smiley face, a girl in a red dress and tacos have in common? They’re all now emojis! Emojipedia has recently confirmed that 37 new emojis were released, including a long-awaited taco. New fun emojis also include a burrito, hot dog, unicorn and a face rolling its eyes.
According to Quartz.com, this specific taco addition has been a long time coming. This past December, Taco Bell began a campaign to create the taco emoji. Part of the petition, which received over 30,000 signatures, read: “Why do pizza and hamburger lovers get an emoji but taco lovers don’t? Here’s the better question: why do we need four types of mailboxes? Or 25 different types of clocks? Or a VCR tape and a floppy disk emoji? No one even uses those things anymore.”
Apparently the taco enthusiasts were heard! However, these emojis are not guaranteed to show up in your iPhone or Android keyboard the next time you turn on your phone. The emojis currently only exist in Unicode 8.0, the standard text for all languages and computers, so it’s up to Apple and Google to incorporate them into their programming systems.
So get excited, Mexican-food lovers! Soon you’ll be able to express your appreciation for tacos in a whole new way.