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Windows 10 emoji default to spooky gray faces

Windows 10 is just a few months from launch, and now we’re getting a look at Microsoft’s updated emoji for the new operating system. The company is tweaking the way some popular emoticons look on its new operating system, and adding a few new options as well.

Following Unicode’s lead, the new emoji for Windows will let you pick your race for specific images. The upcoming operating system defaults to a somewhat spooky gray color that makes the little cartoon people look like zombies. Of course, it’s easy to switch a different skin color with just a few taps.

Microsoft is also including a middle finger emoji with Windows 10. Unicode notes that it added support for the semi-vulgar hand gesture back in 2014, but this is the first time it’s actually being used. We wonder if Apple and Google will follow suit.

Windows 10 also changes the way some emojis look in an attempt to more accurately express certain emotions. That includes the always popular Information Desk Person, the haircut emoji, the screaming face and more. You can even make a Vulcan hand salute, though that’s already available on iOS as well thanks to a recent update.

According to Emojipedia, Windows 10 should get a full release this July, so it may not be too long before you’re using the new emojis yourself.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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