Sigh.

You're there on your trusty phone that does not support the latest Android, or iOS. Or your Mac from 2010 that just won't die.

What's the problem? This is:

Everyone is upgrading their phones, loving the new emojis, and you're seeing a question mark � or a box with an X in it ⮽ which means missing all context of what they're saying.

Update: November 2017. iOS 11.1 is experiencing a question mark box issue on iOS where the letter "i" turns into a letter A and a question mark box. Here's what's going on. This is different to the usual "missing character" issue described in this article.

What's in the box?

I'll warn you now, this isn't a great solution. You're not going to want to do this for every single message, all day long. But you can find out what's in the box.

Step 1: Copy the text which contains the missing emoji:

Step 2: Tweet the emoji to @botmoji:

Step 3: Botmoji will tell you what the emoji is:

This works on any platform, and tapping the image preview will go to the relevant page on Emojipedia showing how it looks on every platform:

So give Botmoji a tweet whenever you need a hand with that missing emoji, and she'll get back to you right away.

In Summary

Copy, Paste, Tweet:

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