Emoji have rapidly changed the way we conversate in the digital age and now thanks to a new feature in iOS, they’re about to change the way we search too.
iPhone and iPad users can now use emoji as search terms in the iOS spotlight feature that’s accessible on any home screen by swiping down.
The feature is actually super-useful, though it doesn’t work with all emoji. Looking for a place to have a beer with a buddy? All you have to do is tap the beer emoji icon and Spotlight will bring up suggestions for drinking holes that you can open in Apple Maps.
Here are some of the emoji you can use for search:
Dress and other clothing
Graduation cap for education
Save that money
Package = Post Office
Tickets for movies and other entertainment
Trees = Parks
Mushrooms for Mario
That last one is my favorite because I don’t think anyone that uses the mushroom emoji means it as a power up. Have you found some other funny ones we failed to mention? Drop your suggestion in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.