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Google's emoji update includes vegan salad

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Fri, June 8, 2018  /  07:34 pm
Google's emoji update includes vegan salad

With companies seeking ways to be more inclusive, Google has appealed to vegans by removing the egg from its salad emoji. (GOOGLE/-)

With many companies focusing on being as inclusive and diverse as possible, popular restaurant chains such as Wagamama and Pizza Express are extending their menus to include vegan options.

Google has joined in with its latest emoji update, which features an alternate version of the current salad emoji—one without the egg.

“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!’” Jennifer Daniel, a UX manager for Google emoji, said in a series of tweets about the emoji.

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This is considered only the beginning of Google’s steps to appeal to the vegan community. As reported by The Independent, it is believed that many emojis on Android and IOS could be changed to better suit vegans. Another example would be removing the pepperoni from the pizza slice emoji.

The egg-less salad is not the only new addition to Google's emoji lineup. Redheaded emojis will make an appearance in the next emoji update. (ely/wng)