TweetDeck gets support for Emoji

Twitter recently added support for custom Emoji on their web app. Their mobile apps already support them on most platforms. They have now added support for the same in their TweetDeck web app.

TweetDeck’s Chrome app is not yet updated with this new functionality but it is coming soon.

Google Chrome on Windows does not support emoji natively right now which is why users end up seeing boxes in place of the cute icons representing the emoji characters so this is a good new development.

Read more: Twitter / PaulAnnett: You wanna see emoji in TweetDeck? …

Google Chrome Beta for Android now support color emoji

Google is rolling out a new build of Chrome beta for Android devices. The update would offer SPDY proxy to all users on first run.

It also gets support for color emoji which is already supported by Google Hangouts app. Hope to see emoji support in Chrome desktop as well.

Changelog:

331849: Make Data Reduction Proxy available to 100% of users on first run
332961: Preload can cause registered touch handlers to be disabled
328761: Black flashes on Verizon Galaxy S4
290583: Support Color Emoji

Known Issues:

331862: Pages flicker on changing tabs
324415: [Landscape mode] Graphical corruption is observed at the time of keyboard pop up & dismiss

Read more: Chrome Releases: Chrome Beta for Android Update
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SwiftKey finally releases a build with EMOJI support

SwiftKey is finally catching up with Google Keyboard and others by adding EMOJI support to their software keyboard for Android devices.

The latest beta is available as a free download. It comes loaded with around 500 emoji in addition to an optional number row which was a highly demanded feature by their users.

The company is using their recommendation engine for the emoji which means you would get them as suggestions similar to words while typing on your Android device.

PS: Emoji support is not consistent across devices and platforms. Firefox on Windows would show Unicode icons. Chrome on Windows does not support emoji at all so you would see boxes. Android 4.x should show these symbols just fine. SwiftKey said:

The appearance of emoji can differ between different versions of Android and different apps. Emoji are only supported on Android Jellybean and KitKat (4.1 and later). SwiftKey uses the system emoji font which is black and white in Jellybean and colour in KitKat. Some apps (eg WhatsApp) render the emoji within messages with app-specific fonts, often the same as seen on Apple devices. Google Hangouts uses the same colour emoji font as KitKat. This means that although the meaning remains the same, the actual images may vary between apps and between the sending and receiving device.