Google Displaying Emojis in Desktop Search

Time and again we see Google testing their search results. At one point, there was Google Authorship in which there was an image of the author in search results. Some have spotted different types of characters such as check marks and smiley faces. On Sunday, November 25th, 2018 we spotted emojis in Google desktop search. Here is what it looked like:

Have you seen this before? Do you think this is something Google will implement into search moving forward?

Note that we spotted this on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend so we fully expect it to revert back to normal as soon as the work week begins after Thanksgiving weekend. Google loves to test this type of stuff over holiday and long weekends.

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