After updating her phone’s iOS, my wife was excited to share with me the new Emojis that she now had access to.
There were Emojis for dancing, fencing, surfing, weight lifting, gymnastics, water polo, handball and even juggling.
However, there were no Jump Rope Emojis!
Just to make sure I didn’t miss the jump rope emoji, I went to the official Unicode Emoji website. Once there I confirmed that there were no single rope, double dutch, or even a jump rope by itself Emojis.
But we can change that!
Knowing my passion for the sport, and my artistic skills, my wife said that if there aren’t any jump rope Emoji, I should create them, and, thats just what I did. Below, I present you with my finished results.
Jump Rope – Rope
Jump Rope -Double Dutch
Jump Rope – Single Rope
However, this is only just the first step, and I can’t do this next part alone!
The next step is submitting an Emoji proposal to Unicode. Anyone can submit a proposal for an emoji character, but the proposal needs to have all of the right information for it to have a chance of being accepted. The two most important factors for inclusion are based on how many people use the unofficial Emoji and how many people are asking for the creation of an official Emoji.
What can you do to help?
To help make this a reality download and use the Emojis in your social media feeds, all while using #iWantJumpRopeEmoji.
The more people who reply, share, and use the #iWantJumpRopeEmoji the better chance our proposal will have to becoming a reality.
Download your Jump Rope Emoji here:
Hi – happy to support this great idea but can’t work out how to download / use the skipping emoji’s you have created. Can you pls provide detailed instructions. Thanks!
Hello Claire, as the emoji’s aren’t officially available in unicode you can’t use them as a normal emoji per say, however you could use them as custom emoji in slack, we’re looking at making a telegram sticker pack out of them etc.
But the best option is either to share them as images, or use them as images on social media with the #iwantjumpropeemoji hashtag, to show the unicode consortium that we want them integrated into the official unicode emoji set