Emoji Timeline

A timeline of cultural and technical events in the history of emoji



Apple Introduces Emoji Search in iOS 14

At their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announces the upcoming release of iOS 14, their operating system for the iPhone. One of the new features is adding an emoji search to the keyboard.

A new search field for the emoji keyboard lets you search for the perfect emoji. Enter a commonly used word or phrase such as “heart” or “smiley face” and you will be presented with corresponding emoji to choose from.

Before this users had to install third party keyboards on iOS to have emoji search.

What took Apple so long to put emoji search in iOS 14? I have some theories. No single reason, but a combination of concerns and failings https://t.co/YLcZGo9JIo pic.twitter.com/yS4AEtt5zV — Jeremy Burge (@jeremyburge) July 1, 2020