Lost in translation: 13 iPhone emojis that look way different on other phones

Lost in translation: 13 iPhone emojis that look way different on other phones

March 3, 2016

If emoji is indeed the fastest growing language in the world, then we may have a vocabulary problem.

We all know the Unicode Consortium is the international body that defines the symbols which are included in today’s high-tech hieroglyphics. But the specific ways those symbols are rendered on different phones is up to the makers of said gadgets. Meaning that some emojis look different on different mobile platforms — iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, and so on.

In fact, some emojis look so different on one handset compared to another, it’s hard to be sure that an Android phone person will always know what an iPhone person is trying to say, or vice versa.

Here are a few prime examples of iPhone emojis that could definitely be lost in translation from one phone to another.

Emoji images and titles courtesy of Emojipedia.

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