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Emoji? What are they?

โ€œEmojiโ€ is a japanese term meaning โ€œpicture character.โ€ Itโ€™s a standard for showing smileys and other little symbols inside text. But unlike traditional smileys that are made up of a sequence of letters like :), every emoji has its own letter.

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Emoji blossomed on smartphones, where quickly picking out an emoji is often faster than typing out a long sentence.

Today weโ€™re rolling out hundreds and hundreds of emoji across WordPress.com โ€” 872 to be exact.

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Do they look familiar? Thatโ€™s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set, allowing anyone to use them. Weโ€™re already busy preparing to add these to Jetpack, so WordPress.org users can join in the fun too.

Before today, emoji you inserted into your posts on the go wouldnโ€™t always show properly for all your visitors. While the nice little bunnyโ€ฆ

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