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How to get the latest emoji for your Android device

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Move aside, iOS emoji.

Emoji are this generation’s way of expressing feelings through text when words don’t do justice.

The cute little icons can improve your flirting game, help you find hidden porn on Instagram, and act as quick reactions to texts when you don’t have the mental capacity to respond. Emoji are built into the majority of Android devices, just like iOS, and there are different keyboards you can download to stay up-to-date when new emoji surface.

One thing to keep in mind is the translation of emojis across devices. On iPhones, emoji appear differently than they do on Samsung and Google devices. To help streamline your emoji experience and cut the confusion, here are the best emoji keyboards for Android devices.

How to get iOS emojis for Android

Android has its own emoji, but they aren’t quite the mainstream emoji standard—iOS maintains its strict jurisdiction there. As Techonation explained in 2018, you might come across multiple apps that promise solutions to all your emoji-related woes. However, these apps only alter the look of emoji within your Android phone. In order to truly install iOS emoji into your Android phone, you’ll have to root it. Rooting, in Android speak, means gaining root access to the operating system (a process known as “jailbreaking” with an iPhone). There are significant risks associated with rooting, however, and it’s usually recommended for more advanced users and programmers. Here’s how to download iOS emojis for Android without rooting your phone.

 1) Adjust your settings

Under your phone’s Settings menu, select Security and enable “unknown sources.” This will allow you to download an app from outside the Google Play store.

2) Download Emoji Font 3

Emoji Font 3 is an app that has been removed from the Play store but is still available via external links. Go back to Settings and adjust your font settings. You should find font settings under display, gestures, or fonts. Set your phone’s font to Emoji Font 3.

how to get iphone emojis for android Aptoide/Emoji Font 3

3) Download Google Keyboard and use iOS emoji freely

Downloading the Gboard from the Play store allows users to easily switch between keyboards, from regular Android text to the Emoji Font 3.

The best keyboards with emojis for Android

1) Keyboard – Emoji, Emoticons

emoji keyboards for Android Screengrab via Keyboard - Emoji, Emoticons/Google Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard-Emoji, Emoticons is a colorful keyboard app that has more than 3,000 emoji, emoticons, stickers, and GIFs to use across different messaging apps. The keyboard only works on Allo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp. One of the best features of the keyboard app is the ability to customize your keyboard with different patterns and colors.

2) Emoji keyboard – Cute Emoticons, GIF, Stickers

keyboard emojis for android Screengrab via Emoji keyboard - Cute Emoticons, GIF, Stickers/Google Play

This keyboard app works on both SMS as well as social media and messaging apps. The keyboard has more than 100 fonts, themes, and emoji. Besides emoji and colorful themes, the app lets users communicate in more than 60 different languages.

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3) Emoji Keyboard – Cute Emoji, Sticker, Fonts

iphone emoji keyboard for Android Screengrab via Emoji Keyboard - Cute Emoji, Sticker, Fonts/Google Play

A straightforward emoji keyboard, this app offers a vast selection of emoji, emoticons, stickers, and GIFs to send to family and friends on Facebook, Allo, Instagram and other social media and messaging apps. The app is also multilingual, featuring more than 30 language options.

4) Facemoji Emoji Keyboard – Cute Emoji, Theme, Sticker

emoji keyboards for Android Screengrab via Facemoji Emoji Keyboard - Cute Emoji,Theme,Sticker/Google Play

Besides more than 3,500 emoji and emoticons, the app also lets users create Facemoji based on their face. The keyboard app works across social media and messaging apps like Facebook and WhatsApp.

5) GO Keyboard Pro – Emoji, GIF, Cute, Swipe Faster

emoji keyboards for Android Screengrab via GO Keyboard Pro - Emoji, GIF, Cute, Swipe Faster/Google Play

The main focus on this keyboard is the ability to type fast, but also in style with more than 10,000 colorful themes. There are more than 1600 emoji, animated smileys, and animated stickers. Users can also make their own GIFs or select a sparkling space keyboard background. If you want a keyboard that’s a little extra, this is it.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

Kristen Hubby

Kristen Hubby

Kristen Hubby is a tech and lifestyle reporter. Her writing focuses on sex, pop culture, streaming entertainment, and social media, with an emphasis on major platforms like Snapchat, YouTube, and Spotify. Her work has also appeared in Austin Monthly and the Austin American-Statesman, where she covered local news and the dining scene in Austin, Texas.