Microsoft has added a new feature to its Bing search service that will allow users in English speaking markets to search based on emoji characters for the first time.

Microsoft stated that the search is not limited to just finding out the meaning of a particular emoji. Bing can now also recognize when an emoji is being used in place of a work. For example, adding in the emoji symbols for "Bride" and "Shower" in Bing will now allow users to create search strings based on "Bridal Shower" rather than having to type out those two words.

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The official Bing blog also points out some other users for the emoji search feature such as discovering the meaning of the "Konami code" just by using a few characters.

Source: Microsoft