AT&T In-App Messaging API now supports emojis
- AT&T APIs,
- In-App Messaging
Thumbs up! According to emogi Research Group, an estimated 2.3 trillion mobile messages containing emoji’s were sent in 2016. Now, we are happy to announce that the AT&T In-App Messaging API supports the use of emojis! Here’s what you need to know about the new functionality, and how to use it.
With just a few simple steps, you will be all smiles – emoji smiles, that is:
- Use the JSON format of the AT&T In-App Messaging API (XML does not support emojis)
- Convert the emoji to the correct emoji UTF8 encoding. As an example, for the smiley face it’s: \xF0\x9F\x98\x8A. Here is a link to the full list of codes
Note: Native messaging clients will convert emoji’s to the appropriate UTF8 encoding automatically.