It has been two years since Apple decided that a firearm picture did not have its place as an emoji. The company replaced the handgun ic with an image of a water gun, which led to a debate over whether it was the right thing to do
companies have decided to follow. The latest names to follow the example of Apple are Microsoft, Facebook and Google, all of whom intend to kill the emoji gun and replace it with a water gun
update for Android this week that will replace his gun emoji, and Facebook has also cfirmed that he plans to do the same. It is unclear when the social network will make the change, but it is the horiz. Although the move will appeal to many people, it will almost certainly lead to another debate whether changes are needed.
Emoji resource Emojipedia shared an image showing the evoluti of emoji weaps for large technology companies:
Microsoft was the last of the companies to pledge to ban the gun, using Twitter to preview what his replacement might look like:
We are changing our emojis to reflect our values and the feedback I've received. Here is an overview: pic.twitter.com/BlB3yYTSht
– Microsoft (@Microsoft) April 25, 2018
As you can see in the Emojipedia image above , Microsoft was actually the last company to start using a "realistic" emoji, having opted for a ray gun rather for a number of years
How do you feel about the changes?