If you use an Android phone that’s not been updated to the latest version, you understand the compatibility issues across various apps that require the latest features to deliver the best of experiences. Twitter is one such app that faces issues due to inconsistent emoji support across several versions of Android. Since device manufacturers are still unable to provide the latest updates to a majority of their products, Twitter has acted and has rolled out the universal support for its emojis, Twemojis.
With the new emoji update, users on the web version, Tweet Deck and the official Twitter app for Android will be able to see consistent emojis — no ugly boxes representing character identification error. Most of the emojis have been carried over from the set that’s available as standard on Android devices, with the exception of certain ones. Do note that Twemojis are based on Google’s EmojiCompat library and therefore, aren't necessary for those with the new versions of Android. In order to see Twemojis, users will need to enable it from the settings in the app.
If you are using an Android phone with Android 8.0 and above, then you wouldn’t be able to see the differences, unless you want to experience the Twemojis. However, if your phone is on Android 7.0 or older, then it’s highly advisable that Twemojis should be enabled. Additionally, Samsung users should also prefer switching on Twemojis as they are subjected to slightly altered versions of standard emojis.