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This article was published on April 28, 2017

Twitter now supports emoji search, which we all absolutely needed

Twitter now supports emoji search, which we all absolutely needed
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Emojipedia revealed on Twitter that users can now search for tweets and usernames with specific emoji. They chose to announce it by making fun of people using the fax machine emoji.

Naturally I had to search for every emoji available on my iPhone’s keyboard. I can’t say it adds much, unless you’re looking for fellow users of obscure emoji. You can search for extended emoji chains — and, surprisingly, you’ll almost always find something, if my searches are any indication. I randomly slid my finger over the keyboard and found a few gems.

Pink shirt emoji:

Camel emoji:

Female juggler emoji:

I can also attest that you’ll find a lot of spam tweets this way. For some reason, a specific breed of spam tweet uses a lot of emoji, no matter how obscure or unrelated to the subject matter.