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You can now search Bing using emoji

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Emoji might be primary used by teenagers or in Katy Perry videos, but Microsoft is now bringing the Japanese electronic smileys to its search engine. Bing is being updated to enable the use of emoji in search queries allowing you to search for "the best donut (using a donut emoji) in New York." Bing will take the semantic meaning of the emoji and convert it into a text string to search the web. It’s purely a gimmick, but it does serve as a quick way to find out the meaning of some of the particularly puzzling emojis. You can even use it to look up the legendary Konami Code, although you should really know it off by heart by now. If you’re a fan of emoji then head over to an English version of Bing to try it in action.

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