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Now You Can Search Google by Tweeting Emoji At It by @MattGSouthern

by on December 8, 2016

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Among the number of languages Google understands, you can now add emoji to the list. That’s true on Twitter at least, where tweeting an emoji at the official @Google account will return a link to a set of relevant local search results.

Here’s an example from when I tweeted a pizza emoji to Google:


With each response Google promotes its #KnowNearby campaign by appending the hashtag to the end of each tweet.

Google is reportedly capable of understanding and providing helpful responses to over 200 emoji. Emoji it understands range from food, to products, to events, and more. If you tweet an emoji to Google that it doesn’t understand, it will respond suggesting you should try another search.

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