Fewer boxes appear when entering emoji in the latest Windows 10 build

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

The Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14342 has attenuated the number of instances where boxes appear when users enter emoji. The issue is not completely solved, and you may still see them in some text fields.

Not being able to send the emoticon you want can be quite frustrating. We use emoticons to better convey the messages we want to send and avoid misunderstandings. Emojis are actually an expression of your personality, and writing without using them is not as fun, especially on social media apps. Try not using emojis for one day and you’ll notice the difference.

Users have been complaining about this issue for some time now:

I’ve noticed that emoji like (Windows10) do not appear in Skype on Windows Phone. Instead, I see an empty white box.

I also don’t see the text of the emoji. Seems like an issue with Skype for Windows Phone where the app understands that (Windows10) is an emoji, but can’t find the image to display.

Microsoft has heard them and released a small fix for this issue in the latest Windows 10 build:

Known issues for Mobile

We have reduced the number of instances where boxes are seen when entering emoji. You may still see them in some text fields – we’re working on it!

The company targeted emojis in the previous build as well by bringing new emojis to the table. The tech giant also added all the emojis currently available in the Unicode standard so you can better express your emotions. By adopting the Unicode standard, Microsoft has aligned itself with all the other big tech companies that provide instant message services. Thanks to this, using emojis across platforms is no longer an issue.

The good news doesn’t stop there: the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring even better looking emojis.

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