Apple’s new emojis are awesome, but searching for them will still be a nightmare (AAPL)

Some of the new emojis coming to the iPhone in iOS 13.

I love emojis, and I love that Apple keeps adding new symbols to the iPhone every single year.

What I don’t love is how arduous it is to actually find the emoji you’re looking for.

Emoji search seems like something Apple should have implemented years ago — yet, it’s nowhere to be found on the iPhone, or in iOS 13. The best Apple has right now is its predictive text feature, but it needs to be turned on, and it’s not true emoji search.

Here’s how I’d love emoji search to work on an iPhone, using Slack — an app that does emoji search right — as an example.

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