Virginia-based company DroneUp has started a petition for the addition of a drone emoji to be made available in the next emoji update.
Its change.org petition comes after it submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the body that sets global coding standards.
It hopes that the upcoming Emoji 14.0 update could include a new drone option.
Amy Wiegand, marketing & communications director of DroneUp, stated: “Emoji are sent over five billion times a day on Facebook alone.
“By bringing a drone emoji to keyboards globally, it will represent a subset of aerial vehicles and technology.
“This supports the visibility of the drone industry on a global scale in a fun manner. These efforts are not meant to be serious, but they are impactful to creating synergy for use in everyday modern communication.”
DroneUp, which provides end-to-end aerial data solutions, hopes that drone users and industry professionals will sign the petition.
Enthusiasts can show their support by sharing the petition using the hashtag #DroneEmoji on social media.