Microsoft follows Google and ditches its pistol emoji for Windows

Google and Facebook committed to abandon the gun emoji today, leaving Microsoft as the only important platform with a realistic gun emoji. Microsoft now says it plans to get rid of the gun too. "We are in the process of developing our emojis to reflect our values ​​and the comments we have received," Microsoft says in a Twitter message, which reveals a water gun replacement for the emoji gun.

Apple, WhatsApp, Samsung and Twitter have switched to water guns in recent years, after Microsoft changed its science fiction space gun to a real firearm in 2016. As the debate on violence intensifies armed in the USA UU., It is clear that Microsoft does not want to be seen as the only main platform that does not change to a water gun. It is not clear exactly when Microsoft will implement this change in Windows 10, but we have contacted the company for more information.