SlashGear on Uber: Uber Eats adds emoji searches for when you’re too tired to type

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Have you ever found yourself exhausted after a day of work and suddenly so hungry you can’t work up the effort to cook a meal…or even type in a full search term? If so, Uber Eats’ latest update is made for you. Going forward, users can now search for the food item they want by entering an emoji into the search field instead of words.

The Uber Eats app now has the option to type in an emoji, then see the restaurants and merchants nearby who offer that item — and yes, the map presents these options using the same emoji. Jokes aside, the option is useful for those who may struggle with spelling, who are still learning to speak their local language, or who are traveling internationally.

The example Uber provided for this new feature is the burger emoji — it doesn’t matter what language you speak, an image of a burger conveniently conveys the idea of a burger. The map shows where the user can find the food option nearby, including which destinations are closest to their current location.

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