Google introduces selfie stickers on Gboard – turn your face into an emoji

Google introduces selfie stickers on Gboard – turn your face into an emoji
The roster of Unicode Emojis is ever expanding to include as diverse of a selection of emotes as possible, but it's never enough. It will never be enough. For some people, anyway, but that's a different story. Still, Google may have a solution to this problem (and more) with its new Mini Stickers for Gboard.

Personalized avatars have been quite the rage in the mobile world since the introduction of Animoji on the iPhone X. We've since seen a variety of similar offerings in the form of AR Emoji, Qmoji, Omoji, and a ton of other whatever-moji. With Mini Stickers, Google takes this trend to heart by allowing users to turn their own faces into stickers that can be sent to others over different chat apps.

The feature was first introduced in Allo last year, under the name Selfie Stickers (a much better moniker, alas), and is now being integrated into Gboard itself for easier access.

You can make a sticker version of yourself by tapping the new Mini Sticker icon, snapping a selfie, and letting Gboard do its magic. The sticker can then be customized by changing the pose or expression and will be stored alongside your other stickers. Check out the video demonstration below:


source: Google

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8 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm not a fan of emoji, but IMO this one looks better than animoji and ARemoji. This one just quick, simple and personalized. (I assume that it can save those generated emojis for later use, I'm not gonna check it since I won't bother to install Gboard, or Allo)

7. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Better than Animoji? How? How's Animoji not quick, simple and personalized?

2. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

There's a bug on the last update. When I am using the notes on a popular Bible app the last word I used was always there. When I press the enter key it will automatically paste the last word. Very annoying that's why I am using the SwiftKey keyboard as of this moment

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"Personalized avatars have been quite the rage in the mobile world since the introduction of Animoji on the iPhone X" I know this is just shameless promotion but Bitmoji and others were vastly popular prior to any OEM driven personal avatars.

4. dnomadic

Posts: 441; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I was thinking the exact same thing... before animoji there was the beautifully personal bitmoji. Your own look, your own clothing, THOUSANDS of expressive comments/reactions... Still used over all these other novelty acts.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Awesome!

6. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

emoji mania.. I prefer gifs, from movies or cartoons.. to me are way more funny and a lot more expressive.. specially those with animals.

8. andrewc31394

Posts: 302; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

is this a server-side update? because i still don't seem to have it -_-

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