So it might not have been on everyone’s top priority list for new Chrome features, but I’m definitely glad to see the Google boys on top of it. In an update that hit late last week, Chrome Beta for Android now officially supports emojis. You know, those cute little smiley faces based on Japanese characters that the kids are into these days? Yeah, those.
Bye bye, blank boxes
I know, this doesn’t sound like a very big deal and even though you may not use them, the fact that you wont have to look at blank boxes whenever viewing emoji on web page should come as plus. Believe it or not, not even the Chrome desktop browser supports emoji viewing (although there are extensions to help with this).
If you’re viewing this post on your newly updated Chrome Beta app, check out the Wiki page for a list of all the now viewable emojis. For those that haven’t tried it yet, Chrome Beta for Android can be found via the link below.
Download on Google Play: Chrome Beta