Monday, 19 January 2015

WeChat apologizes for showering Chinese users with American flag emoji

Chinese messaging service WeChat has apologized to users in its home country after accidentally showering them with the emoji of the American flag. Citizens in China using the app created by tech giant Tencent complained that typing the phrase "civil rights" in English triggered animations of the patriotic icon raining down their screens. WeChat explained that this was simply an Easter egg celebrating Martin Luther King day and that it had been intended to be seen American users only.
"internationalization is not easy!"

The flag emoji as they appeared on Chinese users' screens. (Weibo)
"Please forgive us for any misunderstanding caused!" said the company in a blog post on Weibo, explaining that a technical glitch had caused the...
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