It’s true. All the programmers who work on UIKit and the core OS have been reassigned to draw emoji. Because their skill sets and job responsibilities overlap like that. --- Post Merged, Oct 6, 2017 --- Get off my lawn! --- Post Merged, Oct 6, 2017 --- I find that the auto-suggest is the way to go. Just type using words and tap the emoji you want. And on the beta it will now suggest multiple possibilities when applicable.