• All Emoji Now Have Equal Character Counts on Twitter

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Twitter has updated its code, allowing all emojis to register as an equal number of characters, regardless of skin tone or gender, the company announced Wednesday.
    Previously, the way emoji were encoded would lead to varying character counts, causing confusion and difficulty on a platform where you're only permitted 280 characters per post. The blog Emojipedia reports that in the old system, a default gold-skinned emoji would count as 2 characters, while the same emoji with a specific skin tone and gender would count as 7 characters; a flag emoji could count as up to 14 characters.
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