There's an emoji for gingers on the way, but you're going to have to wait 3 years ago

There's an emoji for gingers on the way, but you're going to have to wait

An online petition demanding a ginger emoji gathered over 20,000 signatures and tech bosses in California are going to discuss the possibility next week.

About time because a lot of people were getting very angry about its absence.

The move will be very popular here in Ireland where redheads make up 10% of the population while 13% of Scotland are ginger, that's where the petition actually started.

The potential introduction will be discussed at Apple's Unicode Technical Committee meeting in San Francisco next weekend, but Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia says it'll be a while before the emoji will be in use.

Speaking to the Telegraph, he said, "With Unicode 10.0 just months away from release, the redhead emoji would likely appear in 2018 at the earliest."

Apparently adding an emoji isn't as straight forward as you'd think, they have to agree a design with every mobile company and social media platform which takes a long time.

It's on the way though, but your ginger friends will just have to have a little patience.

Main image via Emojipedia