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In 2016, Apple came up with the idea of replacing the handgun emoji with a green plastic water pistol. Now, the days are numbered for the lethal weapon across all platforms. Google has hopped on the bandwagon with its latest Android update, and in distinctive fashion, the water gun is orange. Since Samsung and Twitter have already followed in Apple’s footsteps, Microsoft and Facebook are left as the only outliers. But probably not for long, since Microsoft announced yesterday on Twitter that they will also make the change: “We are in the process of evolving our emojis to reflect our values and the feedback we’ve received.” A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to Emojipedia that a water pistol will replace the current design on Facebook platforms.
⇨ Emojipedia, “Google updates gun emoji.”