IRCCloud now has native support for all your favourite Emoji.
You can use shorthand emocodes (with autocomplete!) to send them and they’ll be converted to unicode so anyone using another IRC client that supports emoji can enjoy your graphical exuberances.
And for browsers without full native support 👍 (Chrome and Firefox) we’re swapping out the unicode for images.
You can turn the conversion off in Settings, but bear in mind that people will still be able to send you the unicode, and they’ll show up as images.
We’ve taken care to avoid erroneous conversion in things like code, IPv6 addresses and hostmasks, but please let us know if you find any cases where the conversion is still too enthusiastic.
And before anyone mentions it; yes, we remember our about page:
“…as a matter of good taste, we promise never to add graphical emoticons.”
And we stand by that. Plain text emoticons like
;) and friends will never be converted automatically — though
:): exists as an emocode shorthand for 😃. Emoji and emoticons are different beasts, and we fully embrace their diversity.
If you want to play around with emoji or give us some feedback, hop into the aptly-named #☁ channel on irc.irccloud.com and 🔫 the 💨 with us.