In revisions to their emoji collection, Google have revealed that their salad emoji has been updated to remove the eggs, making it suitable for vegans.
Jennifer Daniel, the head of design for Google emojis, tweeted: “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.”
The emoji has removed the hard boiled egg that was previously featured, and left a bowl of greens with two slices of tomato.
Of course, it’s true that in the grand scheme of living a vegan lifestyle, this might not seem hugely important. But if you’ve ever wanted to use the salad emoji in a message to friends or on an Instagram post, and felt unable to due to the non-vegan nature of it, now you can. Now we’re wondering if we should petition for a tofu emoji…