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.
Copy, Paste, Tweet:
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