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Emojis are all over the place in slack messages but also in many documentation pages. It's a universal set of colored icons that can be very helpful in communicating just that extra bit of context online.

But finding the right emoji can be incredibly hard. Thankfully, there's the emoji database.

This website gives you a proper search enging to find the emoji you're looking for. That means that you can search for terms like "fun" and get a list of proper candidates, even if it doesn't match the official name of the emoji.


Here are a few examples.

fun      -> ✨ 😎 😜 🤩 🤗
beware   -> ⚠ī¸ ❗ đŸ˜ŗ đŸšĢ 😨
info     -> ℹ 📝 ℹī¸ đŸ“ĸ 📜
code     -> 👨‍đŸ’ģ đŸ’ģ #ī¸âƒŖ ⌨ī¸ 📟

It's not perfect, but the results we've seen seem useful enough that we've been able to use it as a reliable source.

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