From first hand experience this week, this is most certainly true. Share a new emoji in Messages, WhatsApp or on any social network and if someone tells you they can't see it or they see a question mark (or other character), the response is usually you need to update your software.
John Collison's follow up suggestion to hold back emojis to help deal with major bugs is a funny but interesting one. Would it help roll updates out faster? For iOS maybe, but adoption is already very fast paced. Android is far more fragmented and updates are not guaranteed.
If you haven't updated already, you'll need to so that you can see this: ?
Posted 29th Nov 2018 @ 12:00