It seems that the tech giants are fed up with old handgun emoij or maybe they want to give the message of peace as Google, Microsoft & Facebook replacing Handgun with Water Gun Emoji. All the companies have unexpectedly ditched the pistol and incorporated new colorful water gun emoji which is of bright orange and yellow color.
Everyone is Using Water Pistol Emoji Now
Almost all the platforms have replaced handgun emoji with water gun Emoji except for Facebook whose spokesperson revealed rolling it out soon.
If a friend sends the playful water pistol from an iPhone, it will now look similar on an Android device or in a tweet without any unintended miscommunication.
Surprisingly Microsoft initially displayed gun emoji as a toy however it changed the revolver in 2016 as a part of emoji redesign project.
Here is the tweet from Microsoft:
We are in the process of evolving our emojis to reflect our values and the feedback we’ve received. Here’s a preview: pic.twitter.com/BlB3yYTSht
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) April 25, 2018
Analyzing, latest move of other platforms, Microsoft has also decided to incorporate water gun emoji as in gun violence is a major concern nowadays. In 2016, Apple removed rifle icon from the collection of emoji.
The main reason for this change is that tech companies want to avoid guns as they are a symbol of violence. This act of peace from tech giants is highly appreciated.