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Emojineering Part 1: Machine Learning for Emoji Trends - Instagram Engineering

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 22:34 -- rprice

In October 2011, Apple added the emoji keyboard to iOS as an international keyboard. Since then, digital language has evolved such that nearly half of comments and captions on Instagram contain emoji characters. And earlier this week, Instagram also added support for emoji characters in hashtags, which allows people to tag and search content with their favorite emoji #.