If you are partial to using the eggplant, peach or sweat drops emojis in a sexual context on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll need a workaround.
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Facebook and Instagram ban use of eggplant, peach, and sweat drops emojis.
In likely response to well-warranted criticism on other fronts, Facebook and Instagram, which are owned by the same company, quietly tried to issue updates to their guidelines, stating that using an eggplant, peach and/or sweat drops emoji in a sexual manner could get a user banned,
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To be removed, the content must “implicitly or indirectly (typically through providing a method of contact) offer or ask for nude imagery, or sex or sexual partners, or sex chat conversations,” Facebook’s Community Standards said.
As such, if you want post about your roasted eggplant or peach cobbler recipes or your workout at the gym, you will probably be OK if you opt use those emojis.
If, however, you are partial to using the eggplant, peach or sweat drops emojis in a sexual context on Facebook and Instagram, you might want to find a workaround.
“We aren’t taking action on simply the emojis,” Instagram officials told the New York Post. Content “will only be removed from Facebook and Instagram if it contains a sexual emoji alongside an implicit or indirect ask for nude imagery, sex or sexual partners, or sex chat conversations.”