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Google removes the egg in salad emoji

Published : Jun 8, 2018, 7:57 am IST
Updated : Jun 8, 2018, 7:57 am IST

The change was carried out with emphasis on inclusion and diversity at Google.

At Google, inclusion and diversity are of paramount importance.
 At Google, inclusion and diversity are of paramount importance.

In an effort to make a a more inclusive vegan salad, Google has removed the egg from salad emoji.

Google UX Manager at Expression design team Jennifer Daniel, tweeted about the change on Wednesday and said, "There's big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the salad emoji- we've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad."

In a later tweet, Daniel clarified the decision to change the emoji.
"Hello carnivores, vegans and everyone in between! Just want to clarify that the goal of salad emoji redesign was to create an image more faithful to Unicode's description. 'A bowl of healthy salad, containing lettuce, tomato, and other salad items such as cucumber.' Bon appetite," she wrote.

The revision of the existing salad emoji to skip the egg was only one of the 157 new emoji listed to grace Android P beta 2.
However, the internet has started reacting to it.

"So instead of more privacy protections, better security, higher battry effeciencies, better updates processes, code analysis for android market, or pretty much any reasonable change, google removes an egg from a salad?," a Twitterati tweeted.

Apart from this, the other changes include the addition of gender-neutral emoji, a family icon that has two gender-neutral parents, rather than clear man and woman icons.


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