22 New Emoji That Are Apparently More Important Than A Taco

You’ve already heard that we’re getting new emoji. Which is great! It’s so great. That much richer a vocabulary to transcribe Tori Amos songs with! I am loath to complain about this critical communication breakthrough for all people laying in their beds trying to describe the depth and magnitude of their hangover without using words, but I have to, because there is still no taco emoji. (I realize that likeness to our lived experience isn’t really the point of emoji, but my point stands.) (There also isn’t a spoon emoji despite there being MULTIPLE knife and fork emojis, which makes it seem like they just don’t want me to text about spooning, but that’s a story for another day.) I cannot be the only person for whom the lack of a taco emoji has gotten DIRE. But that’s ok — with roughly 250 new emoji, there must be some real winners in there, right? Stuff that’s WAY more important than tacos. Right? Or — oh. Oh, okay. Well.

1. White Sun With Small Cloud

2. White Sun Behind Cloud

3. White Sun Behind Cloud With Rain

4. Level Slider

5. Admission Tickets

6. Label

7. Lower Right Shadowed White Circle

8. Upper Right Shadowed White Circle

9. Mantelpiece Clock

10. Hole

11. Man In Business Suit Levitating

12. Envelope With Lightning

13. Telephone On Top Of Modem

14. Black Hard Shell Floppy Disk

15. White Hard Shell Floppy Disk

16. Soft Shell Floppy Disk

17. One Button Mouse

18. Two Button Mouse

19. Three Button Mouse

20. Increase Font Size Symbol

21. Decrease Font Size Symbol

22. Notched Right Semicircle With Three Dots

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. My need for a taco emoji increases daily, but I have never once wished for a three button mouse emoji.

  2. There’s not going to be a taco?? This injustice will not stand!!!!

    Also I love that I’m not the only one that was seriously disturbed by the lack of taco emoji. It’s like I can’t express myself.

  3. Interim measure suggestion: could you use the drawing pin (a.k.a. thumb tack) followed by an O?


  4. also, no black people? there need to be more non-white emoji!! a wider variety of humans!
    but i mean, we’re getting a middle finger emoji in this update soooo at least there’s that

  5. I also heard we’re getting a middle finger. Maybe this is just a rumor. But this is more exciting to me than a taco. My middle finger is my favorite finger. (Take that however you want.)

  6. Telephone over a modem? Floppy disks? Really? Is this 1999? Are all the kids using ICQ on dial-up? Do computers still have disk drives? I am confused, what year is it?

    Tacos on the other hand, will never cease to be relevant.

    • The chances of your new laptop having a taco drive are greater than its chances of having a disk drive of any kind, at this point.

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