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Microsoft finally embraces the squirt gun emoji

It was just a matter of time. Microsoft confirmed this week that it’s following the industry’s lead, transforming its gun emoji into the water squirting variety. The company unveiled its design for a
Microsoft Is Abandoning Its Realistic Gun Emoji, Following Apple, Google

Microsoft Is Abandoning Its Realistic Gun Emoji, Following Apple, Google

"We are in the process of evolving our emojis to reflect our values and the feedback we’ve received."
Microsoft Is Abandoning Its Realistic Gun Emoji, Following Apple, Google

Microsoft Is Abandoning Its Realistic Gun Emoji, Following Apple, Google

"We are in the process of evolving our emojis to reflect our values and the feedback we’ve received."
Microsoft is also replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol

Microsoft is also replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol

After Google retired its handgun emoji and replaced it with a friendlier citrus-colored water pistol, Microsoft and Facebook remained the only platforms that still use realistic firearm glyphs. Now,
Microsoft follows suit, switches gun emoji to water pistol

Microsoft follows suit, switches gun emoji to water pistol

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
[Update: Facebook, Microsoft join in] Google is turning its pistol emoji into a squirt gun

[Update: Facebook, Microsoft join in] Google is turning its pistol emoji into a squirt gun

Update 1: 2018/04/29 7:33pm PDT Following Google's announcement, both Facebook and Microsoft have committed to changing their gun emojis to water pistols. In other words, all major vendors have now

Pro Tip: Use emoji labels in Safari’s Favorites bar

Did you know that you can use emojis to label the bookmarks in Safari’s favorites bar? You’ll find things prettier, and easier to use, without boring old text. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Google gamifies machine learning with Emoji Scavenger Hunt

Emoji are many things to many people. Depending who you ask, they’re fun, flirty, confusing, a whole new language, or the demise of language itself. Google’s Emoji Scavenger Hunt adds one more to the
There's a ⚫ emoji message that freezes or completely crashes apps, but it's no big deal

There's a ⚫ emoji message that freezes or completely crashes apps, but it's no big deal

There's a message that's making the rounds on WhatsApp that mysteriously causes the app to crash if you dare to tap on the black dot within. You may have already come across it and wondered how just
Google’s latest AI experiment is an emoji scavenger hunt game

Google’s latest AI experiment is an emoji scavenger hunt game

After bringing Where’s Waldo to Google Maps last month, Google is back with another fun time waster, this time based on AI and emoji. It’s a scavenger hunt that can be played on any phone, and it uses
Google’s latest AI experiment is an emoji scavenger hunt game

Google’s latest AI experiment is an emoji scavenger hunt game

After bringing Where’s Waldo to Google Maps last month, Google is back with another fun time waster, this time based on AI and emoji. It’s a scavenger hunt that can be played on any phone, and it uses
Unicode announces list of candidates for Emoji 12.0 coming 2019

Unicode announces list of candidates for Emoji 12.0 coming 2019

We've seen a lot of important news over the past few days during Google I/O, but we know all you really care about it when Unicode is going to introduce a falafel emoji. You'll be pleased to see it's
The 2019 Emoji candidates feature an accessibility theme

The 2019 Emoji candidates feature an accessibility theme

The Unicode Consortium posted the 2019 Emoji candidates. The theme for next year is accessibility for the disabled community.
With the emoji slider, Instagram just took story polls to a whole new level

With the emoji slider, Instagram just took story polls to a whole new level

How hot is the newest Instagram feature going to be? You'll have to ask your friends on the app to weigh in — and now, you can. Instagram announced a new interactive story feature today called "Emoji
Instagram Stories now lets you poll friends with an emoji slider

Instagram Stories now lets you poll friends with an emoji slider

This is going to be fun. The post Instagram Stories now lets you poll friends with an emoji slider appeared first on The Daily Dot.

Instagram Stories gets a new type of poll, the Emoji Slider

Like to do polls in Instagram? Well then you'll love the new Emoji Slider, which will help you get more nuanced reactions from your followers. The post Instagram Stories gets a new type of poll, the

104 proposed emojis now move up to Draft Candidate status

There are a lot of things happening in the world of tech, especially since Google I/O just finished, but there is nothing more important for some people than that of the draft candidates for the Emoji
Why isn't there a birth control emoji?

Why isn't there a birth control emoji?

In June 2018, there will be 2,823 emoji in the Unicode Standard -- the global specification that ensures characters are interpreted the same across platforms. But nowhere in that list -- which has
Thanks to Doc Pop, there's going to be a yo-yo emoji

Thanks to Doc Pop, there's going to be a yo-yo emoji

About a year ago, professional yo-yoist (and hand-knit Pac-Man Icelandic peysa wearer) Doc Pop submitted a proposal for a yo-yo emoji. He's just learned that it was approved!He explains how he made it
Twitter now uses its own emoji on Android

Twitter now uses its own emoji on Android

Twitter's Android app looks a little different for many today: the platform now uses its own "Twemoji" emoji set rather than system emoji. The update will have the most effect for users on older