In recent events, Google keyboard or the Gboard, which is considered to be the best keyboard for Android, has started adding stickers to the app, with their latest android update. And they have added another sweet feature to their Gboard- Bitmoji stickers.
With the latest Android update from Gboard, you can either link your Bitmoji, or download stickers like Disney Princesses, Garfield, Google Allo selfie stickers, Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, NBAmoji, and Star Wars among others. The best part about this android keyboard? Google claims that this new feature will work in any app that supports image pasting.
How to use the Google keyboard feature?
To find and use these stickers, you need to download Google keyboard or update your Gboard app on Android. The next step for you would be to hit the emoji button. You will find a new sticker tab to browse through, with much of the same functionality that Google has with GIFs. You can browse through recently used ones, search for a particular one, or use the pre-existing categories such as “Hi”, “Luv Ya”, or “Yay”.
A second sticker tab categorizes them by type, which is also how you can find new ones. A plus “+” button in the corner will take you to the sticker store, where you can find new ways to communicate without words (read: impress, annoy, or be cute with your friends). While most sticker packs are free, Disney ones – such as Mickey Mouse and Star Wars are Rs. 130 per piece.
Although the sticker functionality was available in Google Allo before, through the aforementioned stickers, the new Google Gboard update will let you take those to your messaging app of choice. Google says more sticker packs are on their way, though there’s no word on when Gboard for iOS will get the same functionality.
However, iOS 10 users already possess their own sticker packs in iMessage since about a year now, which Google seems to be now democratizing by rolling out support for its keyboard app.