Cleaning your phone for Passover is going to be a little bit harder next year, thanks to Unicode character U+1F96F. That’s the computer code for a new bagel emoji, one of 157 new characters included in the 11.0 update to the non-verbal alphabet that spices up our text messages. (Emoji comes from the Japanese words for pictograph, not the English term emotion.)
The bagel image is not the only new emoji that is good for the Jews. Emoji people — available in yellow or more realistic skin tones — can now have curly or gray hair.
The new set of emoji are slated to appear on cell phones later this year.
Now: Can we start a petition to add matzah to the 12.0 emoji update?