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Bing Announces Emoji Search

Do you Emoji? If you’ve used a smartphone or been a part of any social media network in the past year or so, you’ve probably noticed a growing number of little cartoons and images inundating status updates, text messages, Tweets, etc. Those little smiley faces, pictures of food, animal heads, etc are called Emojis, and they are wildly popular.

Knowing the popularity of Emoji’s, everyone’s second favorite search engine, Bing, has stepped up their search game. In a recent blog post, Bing announced the support of Emojis during search in all English markets.

Bing Emoji Search

What’s cooler still is, when you’re using emoji’s, you might not always know the meaning of the icon or what is even is to begin with. With Bing’s new Emoji search support, you can simply insert the Emoji of your choice in the search bar, and BAM! You will know what the emoji means, helping you to properly use it in future texts and status updates.

Bing Emoji Search

 

And hey, aren’t you sick of typing out excruciatingly long words like “donut” and “apple?” With the new emoji support on Bing, you can simply insert an emoji in place of the word, and the search engine will recognize it and deliver the results you want.

Bing Emoji Search

To be quite frank, this sort of search-ability is pretty great. Especially the part about entering in an emoji and getting the definition. Talk about useful.

Bing has been stepping up their game recently.

(images: blogs.bing.com)

About Garry Grant

Garry Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions. He has extensive experience in key initiatives and operational responsibilities grounded in information technology and performance management.

Garry’s expertise and esteemed reputation, coupled with SEO Inc.’s impressive client success record has earned him such accolades as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List for the Hottest Internet Property, Inc. 500 2007 Honorary award for Fastest Growing Private Company in America, an Inc. 500 top 50 Company in San Diego, and interviews with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for Homepage.com, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee, Entrepreneur.com., Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.