Related: Why is the mod diamond red for question titles in the iOS app? ♦

I noticed that the mod diamond shows up red. I'm pretty sure it wasn't red not long ago. Has anything changed recently?


I'm on:

  • Android 6, Nexus 5
  • Stack Exchange v. 1.0.73

This is also true for the mobile view in Chrome (45.0.2454.94):


But not in Firefox (where it matches the surrounding text, or is black):


  • It's black for me in the Android app. Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:32
  • @JeffreyBosboom like this one?
    – muru
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:33
  • Yes, like that one. Just saying I can't reproduce your issue. Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:34
  • 6
    It is in celebration of the Blood Moon, for it is then that we rise and reclaim what is ours.
    – user206222
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:35
  • @Emrakul time to set about finding things to reclaim, then. :D
    – muru
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:43
  • Also, Android 6? Damn, Lolipop didn't get any breathing room.
    – cde
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:58
  • Also, Also, there's an entire stack for VI? jfc.
    – cde
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:59
  • @cde Nope. Been waiting for permission control for too long. :/ Yep: Vi and Vim, and also for Emacs.
    – muru
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:59
  • 2
    @muru gee, I wonder if I can get a stack for Nano started.
    – cde
    Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 0:05
  • @cde won't hurt to try. :D
    – muru
    Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 0:06
  • 2
    Confirm repro'd on Android 6, and only since Android 6, including any matching emoji on most apps (e.g. Chrome). Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 6:36
  • 2
    This isn't really a bug, it's more a difference between Android versions / skins :( Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 19:03
  • Reproduced in Android 7.1.1 in both Chrome and the default browser (the one called "Browser"). Is there a fix or a workaround? Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 1:34

2 Answers 2


Checking on my android device (Kitkat 4.x, Samsung), on Browser (Chromium) and Chrome, it's a Black Diamond that matches the Diamond Emoji available. Checking on an older Froyo 2.x android device, Browser (Froyo Webkit) that has color-less emoji, it still matches the plain emoji available.

As the related question for IOS shows, it matches the Emoji of the system.

Firefox of course, doesn't use Webkit or anything based on it, so how it handles Unicode characters can differ.

  • Firefox shows yet another behaviour. Does it use its own emojis?
    – muru
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:41
  • @muru I'd chock that up to Firefox using it's own code based on Mozilla gecko web engine, unlike Android native web view and chrome using webkit (or Blink, based on webkit).
    – cde
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:44
  • Probably. That might explain Opera Mini (New) also showing the same behaviour as Firefox. Though why the same behaviour.. O.o
    – muru
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 23:48

The diamond turned red for me when I upgraded my Nexus 9 to Android 6.0. It's red in Chrome:

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And in the mobile app:

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It wasn't like this before Android 6, so I'm going to chalk this bug up to it.

  • 9
    Looks orange to me. Not that it really matters. :) Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 7:40

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