In Markdown, emojis are symbols that are conveyed via text and/or shortcodes.
When using Markdown, emojis can be copied and pasted straight from sources like Emojipedia:
Markdown for a specific text image of emoji
Another method to use are shortcodes, emojis being described through words. These vary from application to application, so it’s important to refer to their Markdown style guide to ensure that the emojis are described accordingly.
Example 1: Markdown
An emoji is copied from a source like Emojipedia and used to signify the role being described in the heading below:
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Example 2: Emoji Shortcodes
In the paragraph below, the shortcode is conveyed in accordance with GitHub’s standards:
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