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.
? ✨ Twitter now supports emojis in ? search. Here are people using the ? fax machine emoji for some reason pic.twitter.com/MWO6BrN4sk
— Emojipedia ? (@Emojipedia) April 28, 2017
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:
— Siobhan ⚽️?? (@Sio_Chamberlain) April 28, 2017
C'mon everyone!! Let's do the #HUMPDAY Race to the weekend!! ????
? via Storyful pic.twitter.com/WZBUGnYAv6
— Heidi (@HeidiStea) April 25, 2017
Female juggler emoji:
Today @perthmuseum with @CulturePK – FREE circus skills from 1-3pm & brick city LEGO too, go, it's so cool! ?♂️??♀️ pic.twitter.com/SsMYGn1FwN
— AdventureCircusPerth (@advcircus) April 22, 2017
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.