Bing has just made it possible for search users to use Emojis (smileys) as search terms! Is that possible? Yes it is and you can check how it works on Bing already.
On October 27, 2014, this officially became possible. According to the company:
“With the explosion of mobile devices and the ubiquity of texting, it has become a shorthand language used by billions of us around the world,” wrote Nick Roberts, senior program manager at Bing Relevance & Intent, in a blog post. “We want you to be able to search the same way you communicate every day.”
Search works perfectly alright if you were to use a single emoji or in combination with other keywords and terms.
Here’s some screencaps of how emoji search would appear: