News Twitter Now Supports Emojis on Its Web Version

Starting Wednesday, those yellow smiley faces, salsa dancers and birthday cake emojis you’ve been tweeting will finally appear on the web.

Twitter now supports emojis on web and desktop versions of the service. Previously, when users tweeted emoji images from their phone, the showed up as hollow boxes on the web.

The emojis appear to be a lesser quality image than they appear on mobile, and it’s unclear whether or not they are supported on Tweetdeck. (Some Mashable employees can see them, while others cannot.) The update includes existing tweets that already had emojis as well.

Twitter users’ reaction to the update is mixed, although the majority of users seem to be excited.


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