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Google Changes ‘Couple in Love’ Emoji to Gender Neutral

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Google Changes ‘Couple in Love’ Emoji to Gender Neutral

On 06.09.18 02:44 AM posted by Gabrielle Okun

Google temporarily changed their “couple in love” emoji to a gender-neutral default for Android phones which is being tested Thursday.

Users of Android’s newest update, Android P, will get a temporary change to their phones with the new emoji featuring a*gender-neutral couple as the keyboard default,*the Daily Mail*reported. Google’s latest move to be more inclusive will also include 157 new emojis*with another one that depicts a gender-neutral family. A submenu allows Android users to choose more conventionally-gendered emojis.

The*Unicode Standard, a guideline for emoji qualifications, wrote “If a gender isn’t mentioned, then a gender-neutral or gender-inclusive display should be used,” the emoji reference website*Emojipedia*reported.
Gender-neutral emoji are coming to your Android phone*https://t.co/KN1C01RPWj

— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline)*June 7, 2018

Not sure, if using gender-neutral emojis as the default ones in*#AndroidPis the best idea*https://t.co/NGfidJmT2Ppic.twitter.com/HSsIJ53nw2

— Martin Suchan (@martinsuchan)*June 7, 2018

Google is also launching a*new emoji of a salad with tomatoes. The emoji previously featured an egg but it was changed to become more vegan-friendly.

The emoji update is expected to be available on phones starting in July or August 2018,*according*to The Verge.

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