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Emoji search lands on Google Photos service


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

April 4, 2016 | 2 min read

Google has added emoji search to its Google Photos offering for those times where "searching with a full word just doesn't cut it".

The internet giant now allows users to make use of the icons to wade through their image library on the organiser.

The move was introduced via an emoji-ladden blog post on 31 March, leaving some cynical Googlers wondering if the tool was an April Fools' joke.

However, the feature actually works and when you paste an appropriate emoji in the search bar the app returns matching results, with Google telling users: "An emoji is worth a thousand words."

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