The software giant has finally followed in the footsteps of Apple, Google, Twitter, and Samsung by replacing its pistol emoji with a green and yellow water gun emoji. The pistol emoji had drawn criticism in the last several years with school shootings happening on a regular basis and social media rife with threats. Now that Microsoft has gotten rid of its gun emoji, the last major tech giant with a pistol emoji left is Facebook. But as Business Insider reports, the social media giant says it is preparing to do away with its pistol emoji in favor of a water gun one.
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