Emoji Search Finally Coming to iOS in iOS 14

The iOS and iPadOS 14 updates that were introduced this morning will include a hidden feature that Apple didn't have time to mention - emoji search.

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In iOS 14, the Mac emoji search option that lets you find an appropriate emoji using a keyword will be coming to iOS.

A new search field for the emoji keyboard lets you search for the perfect emoji. Enter a commonly used word or phrase such as "heart" or "smiley face" and you will be presented with the corresponding emoji to choose from.

An emoji search option is something that iOS users have been wanting for years, as it gets harder and harder to find the appropriate emoji with each of the new emoji added to iOS every year.

Related Forum: iOS 14

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Top Rated Comments

Cloudane Avatar
52 months ago
Oh thank goodness. That's the one thing that drove me up the wall after switching back from Android.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
metfuel Avatar
52 months ago
I mean I was hoping for a full fledged, fully capable search engine that could dig back through years of text messages of meaningful conversations with people you care about from the people who made Spotlight so awesome on the Mac, because while ok on mobile it still pales in comparison...but cool you brought search to emojis, no that’s cool. I guess we will wait five more years for that? Maybe 10?

Mostly joking but have you ever tried to search for a text you know is there that‘s a couple of years old?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bistroengine Avatar
52 months ago
So if I search for "Sexy Time" will it bring up the eggplant and peach emoji's? :p
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yellow8 Avatar
52 months ago
FINALLY!!!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IMPOSSIBLEMAN Avatar
52 months ago
Now please Apple, numbers row pinned on top of the keyboard.

With that, I am ditching any 3rd party keyboard.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
52 months ago
I mean cool I guess, but you can just type the object and the emoji appears in QuickType
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)