The gun emoji has been replaced with a water pistol across all major platforms

emojipedia Finally, consistency, and safety. Cross-platform consistency, and gun sense, has taken hold in the emoji universe. Microsoft announced on Friday that it will be switching its gun emoji to a water pistol. The change came two days after Google rolled out an update that replaced its gun emoji with the colorful water pistol toy. Facebook also confirmed to Emojipedia on the day of the Google update that it was in the process of making the switch, too. So now, with Microsoft’s switch, all major platforms have abandoned gun emojis in favor of water pistols. We are in the process of evolving our emojis to reflect our values and the feedback we’ve received. Here’s a preview: — Microsoft (@Microsoft) April 25, 2018 The gun-to-water pistol transition began in 2016, when Apple, via Unicode , initiated the change. As Microsoft’s reference to "values" in its tweet indicates, the recent […]

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