About InstantEncore

InstantEncore is the leading provider of mobile solutions to performing arts organizations around the globe. Our partners use the InstantEncore platform to power their mobile apps, enhance live experiences and create deeper relationships with their audiences. InstantEncore partners include Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Curtis Institute of Music and Dallas Summer Musicals. With Tessituraโ„ข Network, Inc., our partners include the New York Philharmonic, The Shaw Festival and Santa Fe Opera.

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Spice Up Push Notes With Emoji ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Push Notifications are all about getting people’s attention. But you only have 100 characters for your message. So you need to be concise. Sometimes Push Notifications are all about finding that balance between using abbreviations or text-shorthand while still presenting a coherent message.

Well, since a picture is worth a thousand words, let Emoji do some of the heavy lifting for you. From storm icons ๐ŸŒง for weather alerts to various instruments ๐ŸŽป, microphones ๐ŸŽค, and other music ๐ŸŽต related emoji, there is an almost endless set of options to choose from.

Emoji can vary in the number of characters they use, so you will still want to keep an eye on your character count. For instance, the classic smiley face ๐Ÿ˜ƒ or thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘ uses two characters, whereas the family emoji ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ uses 11. But they are still a great way to get bigger ideas across, in less space, and in a way that will catch people’s eye when plain text might not.

So which do you think looks better?

Without Emoji
With Emoji

For quick reference, here are some great attention grabbers:
Fire: ๐Ÿ”ฅ (This event is hot!)
Police Light: ๐Ÿšจ (Alert! Alert!)
Star: ๐ŸŒŸ (Star-studded event!)
Balloon: ๐ŸŽˆ (This is gonna be a party!)

Online Emoji Resources:
Emoji Keyboard Online
Full Emoji List, v5.0

You can use these to find the Emoji that is just right for your message. Follow the instructions to copy the Emoji you want and paste it into the Push Notification compose box. Just be sure not to go overboard. Moderation is key and too much of a good thing can end up being bad. If all of your messages have 5 Emoji in them, users will quickly grow tired of them.

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