Twitter: All emoji are now equal, character-count wise
In an effort to level the playing field, Twitter is changing how emoji are viewed on its platform.
In a post over on the company’s developer forum, Twitter announced that, moving forward, every emoji will be counted as the same number of characters toward your tweet’s 280-character count. All emoji regardless of gender, race, eggplant, or flag will count as a total of two characters.
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It may seem like a small change, but due to how Unicode, the organization that ensures emoji encoding is consistent across platforms, rendered certain emoji characteristics like gender and race in an emoji could sometimes eat up multiple characters. And as we know, in a tweet, every character counts. Read more…More about Twitter, Emoji, Tweet, Emojipedia, and Tech