GBoard for Android Gains Stickers and Bitmoji
Google today updated its GBoard mobile keyboard application for Android devices and added a handful of new, interactive features. Chiefly, the app gains support for stickers, which you can now slap into messages. Users will need to download sticker packs from the Play Store, which are then accessed by tapping the emoji key on the keyboard. Google says it worked with a handful of content partners, including Mickey Mouse, NBAmoji, Google Allo selfie stickers, Disney Princesses, Hello Kitty, Garfield, Power Rangers, and Star Wars, to ensure that free stickers are available. GBoard also adds support for Bitmoji, which needs to be installed separately in order to be accessed via GBoard. Gboard is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Oct 26, 2018
WhatsApp today announced that support for stickers and sticker packs is coming to its mobile apps for Android and iOS. The messaging service is initially offering stickers designed by its own staff and select artists, though it also hopes third party content creators will adopt WhatsApp stickers.
Dec 18, 2018
Instagram today announced several new ways people can interact with one another via the social network. First, it has added the ability to ask friends for music recommendations, or to make your own recommendations, using the questions sticker.
Feb 13, 2020
Google has updated its Gboard keyboard option for Android phones to include a new Emoji Kitchen feature, which lets you create sticker graphics based on custom combinations and variations of standard emoji. For example, when you tap the face-with-cowboy-hat emoji, it presents options for monkey cowboy, ghost cowboy, laughing cowboy, kissy cowboy, in love cowboy, pleading cowboy, and pensive cowboy.
Nov 12, 2018
Google's GBoard application for Android devices is prepared to add a bit of smarts to the conversation. The latest version of the app will use artificial intelligence to suggest GIFs, emojis, and stickers.
Oct 22, 2018
Google has updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android devices and given people the freedom to move it around. Tapping on the "> " button in the conjures up a menu box with the option to unmoor the keyboard from the bottom of the screen.