On Twitter, 'Botmoji' Helps Users Decipher Emoji Meanings

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 14, 2016
References: twitter & wersm
Aside from some of the most popular emojis, there are tons of obscure and rarely used icons, making it difficult to know each one's exact emoji meaning and the situations where they are best used. In order to help social media users become even more savvy when it comes to emoji use, Emojipedia created 'Botmoji' on Twitter.

Twitter users are able to tweet to @Botmoji and include one emoji at the beginning of their message so that the smart bot provide a description of the emoji and its uses. For instance, Botmoji clarifies that the emoji with an expressive set of hands is not actually displaying jazz hands, but offers an expression of hugging instead.

Bots of this kind are becoming more prevalent across social media sites as a means of engaging with young audiences in a novel way.