Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

In this case you aren't using Velocity as a scripting engine nor accessing any lead fields, you're merely using it as a, shall we say, encapsulation engine to stop Marketo from messing w/output.

So create a Velocity token and put whatever text/HTML you want in there. You don't need to check off any fields on the right side.

Then embed the {{my.velocityToken}} in your email.

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

Oh ok, velocity token made it sound more complicated than it is! I was actually able to get an emoji in my body copy by inserting 😀 into either an email script token or a plain text token and referencing that token in the body. Thanks

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

Great, that's the way it's done!

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Level 1

Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

I tried adding the unicode 😀 to the email body HTML, but when I previewed it deleted the emoji and the following text. Any suggestions?
I was wondering if it is an email editor 2.0 issue?

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

As explained just above, put this character in a Velocity token, then include the token.

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

Thanks for the suggestion, but would you mind elaborating on that, I'm not familiar with Velocity token.

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

Velocity is the language used to write "Email Script" tokens.

If you search the Community, you'll see many, many threads and blog posts exploring Velocity.

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

Hi there, did you surround &#x1F600 with anything in these tokens? Right now just using &#x1F600 as an example, I'm just seeing the text. Thanks a lot. 

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Re: Using emojis in emails (body not subject)

Needs a semicolon at the end or else it's not special.