Facebook and Instagram bans 'sexual use' of emojis


The Facebook Community Standards policy are updated and now includes the use of "commonly sexual emojis" like eggplants and peaches.

"We draw the line when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults," the update to the sexual solicitation policy read.

According to Facebook, posts that imply such behavior may be removed.

While Facebook did not mention which emojis have sexual implications, we all know it's at least two in particular -- the eggplant and the peach.

Under the new terms, which were officially enacted in September, pairing an eggplant or peach emoji with any expression of what now qualifies as “Sexual Solicitation," can get a user’s account flagged or removed,

According to emojipedia.org, the eggplant emoji is frequently used to reference male genitalia. The eggplant emoji hashtag was even banned on Instagram's search function in 2015, the website states.