Emojipedia tweeted about Unicode’s approval of several new emoji, with a pinched finger gesture drawing excited attention from prospective users online!

The gesture is being claimed as the “Italian emoji,” regardless of whether you’re Italian or not. According to this tweet from Emojipedia, the emoji is known officially as “pinched fingers, with skin tone support.”


While it is not yet available, the Italian emoji has already lent itself to jokes online. “This emoji increases your Italian speaking abilities by 100%.”

Even people who aren’t Italian are preparing to see this emoji from their loved ones who are. “I’m married to an Italian-American from NJ so I’m preparing myself for an overwhelming use of this emoji,” one user wrote.

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