- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Facebook has made a subtle change to its “Friends” icon in support of gender equality, the company’s design manager has revealed.

The icon in the upper right corner of page has long featured a male silhouette in front of a smaller female one. The new icon now shows the woman in front of the man, who is identical in size.

“The lady icon needed a shoulder, so I drew it in  — and so began my many month descent into the rabbit hole of icon design,” Facebook design manager Caitlin Winner wrote in a Medium post.

The new “Groups” icon has also been changed to show a slightly larger female silhouette between two men. Previously, a larger man was in the center, flanked by a smaller man and woman.

The changes have been implemented on Facebook platforms around the world, Ms. Winner said.

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