Custom Emoji On Android – Emojis are expressions used in electronic messages and webpages. They are used as a simple means of expressing emotions and moods with pictographic, rather than diagrammatic means of communication, concise and funny facial expressions.
They have a striking resemblance to emoticons but are not to be confused with emoticons as emoticons consist mainly of punctuation marks, e.g. 🙂 represents a smiling face for emoticons, while represents the same for Emojis.
Japan was the first country to use emoji sets for mobile phones, as their J phone was the first mobile device to have Emojis in it. The J phone was a milestone to the Emoji development but was out marketed due to its high retail price.
The original inventor of the emoji was said to have been phone developers in the 1990s. He did this thinking that one-day, Emojis would replace language in a very decisive manner.
I know a lot of people have been thinking of how to create their custom emojis because they feel the available ones are not explanatory enough to convey their present emotions or moods. So here’s how you can get custom Emojis on your Android phone.
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How To Make Custom Emoji On Your Android Using Slack
Slack is a free website that aims at creating standard content for its users. Other missions of slack involve. You know it custom emoji creation. So here’s how you can do that using slack.
Step 1: Open your Internet browser, making sure you have a stable internet connection.
Step 2: On the address bar, type in www.slack.com.
Step 3: Download the ‘emoji picker’. It is an app that has a smiley face as an icon.
Step 4: once downloaded, open the app.
Step 5: Select ‘Add Emoji.’
Step 6: Hit the upload Image button and select the specific file you want to upload.
Step 7: give it a specified name and then click Save.
There are other means of making Emojis from your mobile phones with simple and easy steps:
How To Make Custom Emoji On Android Using Bitmoji
Although Bitmoji doesn’t allow users to customize Emojis on your phone personally, it does allow users to add already created Emojis into your emoji library. So here’s how to use it:
Step 1: Download and Install the Bitmoji app from the play store.
Step 2: Accept all its terms and conditions, then allow to install.
Step 3: Once installed, open the app.
Step 4: Sign up or log in to the app.
Step 5: Go to the settings section of your device.
Step 6: Open the settings section.
Step 7: Click Languages and Input.
Step 8: select Virtual or On-screen Keyboard.
Step 9: select manage keyboards then change to Bitmoji Keyboard.
Step 10: Done! Start using your Emojis.
Using the Emoji Me Animated Faces
This app is strictly for iPhone and iPad users, this emoji builder allows your emoji transition within the frame, like in the GIF. To start using the app:
Step 1: Download the App from the Apple store.
Step 2: Accept all the Conditions and click install.
Step 3: Open the App.
Step 4: Choose a male or female emoji face, whatever suits you.
Step 5: customize it to your taste, edit it, change skin color and face shape, hairstyle, and so on.
Step 6: Once you are done, the emoji is automatically updated on your phone.
Step 7: done! Start using your Emojis.
Using Google’s Gboard
Gboard has a common feature for android users since the entire operating system has Google’s features pre-installed in it. To raise competition for iOS users, Google announced an update on Gboard that allows new sticker styles and the ability to create and personalize custom Emojis. This feature is now available to both android and iOS users. This feature is simple and easy to use. So, let’s see how to use it.
Step 1: Update your Gboard if necessary, but make sure your Gboard is installed and up to date.
Step 2: for those who do not know how to update the Gboard, check this out:
Go on Play store, tap the hamburger icon on the search bar in the top left corner of the App window.
Tap ‘My apps & games’ select, installed scroll down to where Gboards is located and hit update.
Most times, some of these software updates automatically over the network.
Step 3: once this is done, open a message or messenger app (e.g., WhatsApp).
Step 4: Select the stickers icon at the bottom of the window.
Step 5: Select the Emoji mini icon.
Step 6: Hit create.
Step 7: Take a photo of your face, the intended face you wish to use for the emoji, or an already taken snapshot. While doing so, please make sure there is adequate lighting for a good background.
Step 8: Gboards will showcase a few options on the effects you would like to apply, so do well to select one by tapping it.
Step 9: After that, you can now change your mini emoji to look like you with customizations and personalization.
Step 10: Hit ‘save’ in the top right corner of the app window. Then you will be given a wide range of mini emoji stickers that you can share with friends.
Step 11: Done!
It’s that easy, straight-forward, and fun. Although I must confess that it takes time to complete, it is fun to work on. One cool feature of Gboards is that it automatically saves your mini emoji so you can come back to it at any time to make changes or delete it. So that’s it till next time, cheers.