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Some discoveries are exciting enough to reach out to every Android Police reader all over the globe and bring them into our comments section to summon their best GIFs and memes. Other discoveries are simply amusing. Consider this one the latter. As it turns out, Play Store changelogs are capable of displaying emoji.

Emoji

You can see this for yourself by looking at the changelog on the Music Boss for Wear Google Play page, assuming you've joined the beta group beforehand. If not, for better or worse, there are bound to be other changelogs out there with this particular sense of style.

This feature isn't brand new and doesn't require the latest version of the Play Store app. The previous version will work just fine too. Presumably, as long as you're running Android 4.4 or higher, you should be good to go. Just don't expect it to work in the web version of the Play Store, as browsers lack support for this particular breed of emoji.

Now go forth and share with us the most obnoxious changelog you can find.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I was thoroughly amused when I found this changelog earlier this morning.

  • DavesWilliams
  • Thomas

    Would've figured it to be obvious considering it's just an Unicode character. But it makes for some better changelogs

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, but the Play Store filters out a lot of characters so that people don't go crazy (though you can still change the font color and use bold), so it wasn't obvious that emoji would work. I've never seen one in the changelog, to be honest, but I like it.

      • Kieron Quinn

        Quite a few tags are supported actually, even size. Wonder if it changes the emoji size

  • Kieron Quinn

    I thought this was obvious? They've always supported Unicode to my knowledge, I've used ticks for ages, emojis are just Unicode displayed in colour, so why not?

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  • Steve Schneider

    Oh god, bring the unprofessionalism.

    • CoreRooted

      Because every app and/or developer has to be professional?

    • KUSH

      The difinition of professional is changing as our society matures and the younger generations grow up. What u might find unproffessional could be norm in 5-10 yrs or even less.

    • Crispin Swickard

      There is that possibility, but like the dev featured in the article they could use it in a way its actually helpful/useful.

  • Gregory

    It doesn't depend on any particular app. Emoji are a system-wide feature. When introduced, IIRC, in 4.2, they were monochromatic, and later became color with the release of 4.4. So whenever any app wants to display a string of text, either using TextView or even draw it directly on Canvas, these are drawn automatically.

  • Deeco

    Think it's a bad idea, just keep it simple!

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Is there any documentation of comprehensive list of markdown / html code that play store app listing accepts?

  • CeluGeek

    Correction: Google Chrome lacks support for emoji. Safari and Internet Explorer 11 display emoji just fine.

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