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Twitter now supports the latest emoji on the web

by Killian Bell | December 10, 2015December 10, 2015 4:01 am PDT

iOS 9.1 Beta-1

Twitter now fully supports the Unicode 8 standard on the web, giving users the ability to see and use the very latest emoji characters. The updates comes six weeks after Apple released iOS 9.1 to the public, making the latest emoji set mainstream.

This means you will now be able to view the latest emoji characters on Twitter.com when you’re browsing your timeline on the web. You will also be able to see and use those emoji in Twitter’s mobile web apps if you choose to avoid dedicated Twitter clients.

Furthermore, those emoji will also appear in embedded tweets found elsewhere around the web — like the one right below.

https://twitter.com/TwitterDev/status/674736861307359232

Unfortunately, you can only use the new emoji characters if you’re using an iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.1 or iOS 9.2, or a Google Nexus device with the company’s very latest Android update.

Unicode 8 isn’t supported by other Android devices yet, and although Google has provided its hardware partners with the materials they need to make that happen, it will likely be some time before they make the necessary updates available to users.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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