Bopomofocafe, owned by Wong Fu Productions’ Philip Wang, recently posted a picture on Instagram that appears to be a tweet that says: “Wow! Can’t believe they finally made a boba/bubble tea emoji! And it looks like a BPMF cup!” accompanied by a few boba emojis and the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay.
The same post was echoed on the boba cafe owner’s Twitter account.
— philipwang (@philipwang) July 17, 2019
Many people were obviously excited to hear the news. But after trying to find the emoji themselves, some users were left heartbroken having discovered the truth. Yes, we all got trolled.
While we did not get the much-awaited boba emoji on #WorldEmojiDay 2019, the day still brought some good news. In response to Bopomofo Cafe’s Twitter post, Emoji Informer has claimed that the boba tea emoji is now set to be released next year.
Congratulations, you did it! There will be a bubble tea emoji next year! It didn’t even take a single retweet because this decision was made long ago! https://t.co/OXdFRUGy31
— ℹ️ Emoji Informer (@EmojiInformer) July 17, 2019
And by the looks of it, this time it’s for real.
🥳 Happy World Emoji Day!
🍵🥛⚫️ Read how the Data-Driven Design group’s @opico_app, developed by @sujaykhandekar for his @IllinoisCS MS thesis, led to the bubble tea #emoji coming in 2020.#thesisgoals #WorldEmojiDay #bubbletea #bobahttps://t.co/dpsMtnLT90
— Ranjitha Kumar (@RanjithaSKumar) July 17, 2019
So, fingers crossed!
Images screenshot via Instagram / bopomofocafe