If you use Threema and receive a message with an OBJ symbol, you may wonder what this symbol means and why it is displayed. In this blog post, we will explain the meaning of the OBJ symbol in Threema messages.

What Does the OBJ Symbol Mean?

OBJ Symbol Threema

The OBJ symbol in Threema messages stands for "Object" and indicates that the emoticon in the message is not recognized. Instead of the emoticon, the OBJ symbol is displayed. This often occurs when you receive a message from an iPhone that contains an emoticon not supported on your device.

Why Does the OBJ Symbol Appear?

The display of the OBJ symbol in Threema messages is related to the compatibility of emoticons between different devices. Each device and operating system uses different sets of emoticons, and sometimes certain emoticons are not supported by all devices.

For example, if you are using an Android device and receive a message from an iPhone with an emoticon that is not present in your emoticon set, the OBJ symbol is displayed instead of the emoticon. This means that your device does not recognize the emoticon and replaces it with the OBJ symbol.

Impact on Message Exchange Between iPhones and Other Devices

The OBJ symbol has no direct impact on the actual message exchange between iPhones and other devices. It is simply a visual symbol indicating that an emoticon is not recognized.

If you receive a message from an iPhone and the OBJ symbol is displayed, you can still read the message and reply to it without any issues. The OBJ symbol does not affect the content of the message or its delivery.

How to Avoid the OBJ Symbol

To avoid the OBJ symbol in Threema messages, you should use emoticons that are supported on all devices. It is best to use emoticons from the standard sets that are supported by most devices and operating systems.

If you are unsure whether a specific emoticon will be displayed on all devices, you can test it before sending. Send the message to a friend who uses a different device or operating system and check if the emoticon is correctly displayed. This way, you can ensure that your emoticon is recognized by all recipients.

Conclusion

The OBJ symbol in Threema messages indicates that an emoticon in the message is not recognized. It often occurs when a message is sent from an iPhone to another device. However, the OBJ symbol has no impact on the actual message exchange and does not affect the content of the message or its delivery.

To avoid the OBJ symbol, use emoticons that are supported by all devices. It is best to use emoticons from the standard sets that are available on most devices and operating systems.

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