Windows 10 brings updated emojis, including new skin tones and a middle finger


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Microsoft is getting politically correct with new emojis

Recently, Apple’s iOS 8.3 update brought with it some new updated emojis with new skin tones to select from, after many complaint from users requesting better representation. Seems as though Microsoft is following suit with its own updated emojis.
For the first time, Windows is supporting the full set of Unicode 7 characters, bringing with it some new emojis. As shown above, the new neutral is now gray instead of yellow, one-upping Apple who still uses yellow as its default. Users are now also given the option to change the skin tone, with up to 5 options; pale, cream-white, moderate-brown, dark brown, and black.
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 8.28.54 PMMicrosoft also manages to one-up Apple by adding some sass to their emojis, in the form of a much sought-after middle finger. There’s even a new Slightly Frowning Face and Slightly Smiling face that are absent on both iOS and Android. Beyond this there are some subtle changes to the current emoji set, some with full cosmetic make-overs and others with smaller changes.
Check out the blog post with the full changelog with the Windows 10 emoji set. I personally can’t wait to see how Microsoft manages to slip in the middle finger emoji in its predictive text recommendations.

Source: Emojipedia Blog