Google Search Says Server Errors As On Searching For iOS Emojis

Emoji — either you love them or you hate them, and at the moment it seems that Google dislikes them quite a lot.

Error 404

Confused internet users are complaining that performing certain searches about emoji is causing Google to time out and display a server error that basically ends up getting crashed. The bizarre problem is yet to be explained, but there are theories about what is happening.

Previously thought to be limited to specific domains, this error is prevailing in all the Google Search domains and clients – both web and mobile apps. While the exact root cause is yet to be known, some point at Emojipedia to be the reason.

If you perform various emoji-related searches — such as how many emojis on iOS or how many emojis on Apple — rather than being presented with a list of results, you will (at time of writing, at least) be greeted by a message informing you that there has been a server error.

The message says:

Server Error

We’re sorry but it appears that there has been an internal server error while processing your request. Our engineers have been notified and are working to resolve the issue.

As shared by Bleeping Computer, a user on Hacker news has compiled a list of search terms relating to emoji complete with information about whether the search works or crashes.

Well, it’s not just the emoji search on iOS impacting the Google Search, but a range of other similar phrases too, 

  1. “how many emojis on ios”
  2. “how many emojis on apple”
  3. “how many emojis on windows”
  4. “how many emojis on lumia”
  5. “how many emojis lumia”
  6. “how many ios emoji” – working (albeit slowly)
  7. “how many emojis in ios”
  8. “how many emojis inside ios”

If you want to try, searching for them without using quotes or punctuation. Also, keep in mind that the result may vary as unknown issues apart from search errors.

Well, we are waiting for Google to come up with a quick solution, as this issue is prevailing in both Google Search on the web and its Android app.

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