What if there were no emojis? That would be a world difficult to imagine.
Earlier, our conversations had words and words only, but today it is not just words, emojis have also become an inseparable part of our conversations.
A few years ago, there were only a handful of emojis with basic expressions like Happy, Sad, Laughter, Crying, Anger, etc.
But today we have emojis for every single thing. Not just expressions, we have emojis for objects as well.
Emojis are everywhere. It has become so popular that they are even making a movie on it.
Because of its high popularity, Google Play Store is flooded with a good number of emoji apps.
But which one is the best emoji app for Android? You decide. Here in this post, I’ve curated 11 of the best emoji apps for your Android Smartphone.
Take a look, decide, download and enjoy
Best Emoji App for Android
Facemoji is a keyboard app which gives you access to over 3,000 free emojis and emoticons. Like every other keyboard app, you need to set Facemoji keyboard as default keyboard to use it.
You can pick from four Emoji Style – EmojiOne, Twitter’s Twemoji, Emojis by Google and the default emojis in your device.
Apart from emojis, Facemoji has a lot to offer too. You can customize the keyboard by choosing from tons of themes or by setting your own picture as background.
Facemoji also has a huge collection of Stickers and GIFs. The app also lets you send Emojis combo – a combination of different emojis to convey a message.
Other features of Facemoji Keyboard are gesture typing, support for a variety of languages, auto-correction and word suggestions.
Download Facemoji: Free
ai.type is a free emoji keyboard with loads of emojis, GIFs and customization options.
You can use either Twitter’s emojis or EmojiOne or can just settle with your default emojis. However, you need to download a plugin called ai.type Emoji Plugin to get over 2,000 emojis for free.
ai.type has thousands of themes to choose from and you can even set any image of your like as the background of the keyboard.
It lets you customize the top row of the keyboard and use as per your needs.
ai.type keyboard also offers swipe to write, auto-suggestion of words and emojis, auto correction, a cursor-tracker to navigate through words. You can even resize the keyboard.
Download ai.type for free.
3. Kika Emoji Keyboard
Update: Removed from the Play Store
An amazing keyboard, a huge collection of emojis and customization abilities. Mix all of these and you’ll get Kika Emoji Keyboard.
It has a crazy collection of emojis – Samsung emojis, color emojis, cube emojis, Halloween emojis and Christmas emojis, just to name a few.
And the app doesn’t stop here. It also offers GIFs from Giphy and an awesome collection of stickers.
They also have minion stickers. Minion fan, any?
The keyboard has loads and loads of themes. It lets you set piano, guitar or saxophone as key press sound. And along with that, it also has an inbuilt font-picker.
The presence of basic keyboard functions, like slide to type, word and emoji suggestion, just adds value to this already feature-packed keyboard.
4. Gboard – the Google Keyword
Gboard is hands down the best keyboard app that you can download now. Google has done a remarkable job with their very own keyboard.
With a good number of emojis, Google has also added an option to search emojis within the keyboard. Emoji predictions were also darn good. You can even draw an emoji and it will predict the emoji based on your drawing.
Apart from emojis, Gboard also has GIFs and GIF search.
The keyboard has Google search inbuilt. You can Google search anything right from your keyboard and share the results with your friends.
It also supports Google translate. (Translate on the go!)
It supports over 120 languages and swipe-to-type (Glide typing).
If you are a Google fan who is looking for a great emoji keyboard then go ahead and download Gboard for free.
Bitmoji is a bit different. Different in a good way.
The app lets you create your own super personalized avatar and comes up with stickers with that avatar. And the fun part is actually creating the avatar.
I was amazed by seeing just how many personalization options the app has to offer. From the shape of your face to the wrinkles around your eyes, from your headwear to entire outfit, you can create an avatar which looks exactly like you. And this is the best part of the app.
You can have your own stickers shared on any platform. Bitmoji also integrates well with GBoard. You can access Bitmoji stickers directly from the GBoard Keyboard.
Using Bitmoji on Snapchat unlocks a new feature called friendmoji through which you can get stickers with yours and your friends’ avatar. Interesting.
By the way, Bitmoji was an independent app but was later acquired by Snapchat.
Download Bitmoji for free.
You already know about SwiftKey keyboard – one of the best keyboard apps on the Play Store. The same team of developers has come up with another amazing emoji-centric keyboard called Swiftmoji.
Swiftmoji has a very clean and simple looking keyboard and its main center of attraction is its emoji predictions. I tried Swiftmoji and the predictions were bang on spot most of the time.
It has nothing much to offer in customization grounds. There are two modes – Dark and Light and an option to change the accent color of the keyboard.
Although, it is a little less feature-packed but the developers were able to bring the awesomeness of Swiftkey to Swiftmoji.
It has an almost same set of features like what we see in Swiftkey. Flow typing, gesture typing, Voice input, support for physical keyboards and interesting stats like number of words predicted, number of taps, typing heatmap, etc.
Download Swiftmoji for free.
Textra is not a keyboard app. Rather, it is a messaging app which has the potential to replace your default messaging app.
Then why is it on this list? Because it lets you pick from 5 different emoji styles – Android Blob, Android Oreo, Twitter, Emoji One and iOS. But you need to download a tiny plugin to get them.
Customization options like theme colors, accent colors, bubble colors, bubble style, font and size of the font further enhances your overall experience of using this messaging app.
You can set a different icon color, LED Light, notification tone, vibration for every contact.
It has truck loads of other features like – GIF support, Schedule your SMS and MMS, Quick reply popup, pin-to-top, blacklisting and much more.
Download Textra for free.
Fleksy touts itself as the fastest keyboard in the world. I don’t know about that but I do know that it is one of the best keyboard apps on the Play Store.
Speaking of emojis, Fleksy has over 800 different emojis and tons of GIFs.
It has more than 50 themes to choose from and various extensions like Hotkeys, shortcuts, Rainbow pops, etc. to make your keyboard more powerful. The keyboard also has various gestures like swipe to delete, to add space, to add punctuation or to get more suggestions.
Its text predictions were great and emoji and stickers predictions were also right on the money.
You can also win various badges as you continue to use Fleksy and get an insight on your typing statistics.
Download Fleksy for free.
9. GO Keyboard
With more than 1,000 emojis, GIFs and more than 10,000 themes, GO Keyboard is the best choice for those who like to have tons of theme options to choose from.
GO Keyboard has four different Emoji Styles – System default, Android, EmojiOne and Twemoji. You need to download an additional free plugin for EmojiOne and Twemoji.
Apart from various themes, you can create your own theme too using any picture from your gallery.
They also have a huge collection of stickers- from rage faces to zombies.
Other features of the GO Keyboard are – slide to type, emoji & word predictions, support for over 60 languages, font-picker, personal dictionary and more.
Download GO Keyboard for free.
10. Emoji Maker
If you are a die-hard emoji lover, then you are in for a treat because this is an app which lets you create your own emojis. Yes, I am talking about emojis, not stickers.
Creating an emoji is real fun. Tap on ‘New Emoji’ and off you go to design your own custom-made emoji.
Eyes, Eyebrows, mouth, hands, hats and lots of other designs to choose from. And not just that, you can pick any image from your gallery and customize it to turn into an emoji.
Once you’ve created your emoji, you can save it and share it with your friends easily on any platform – WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.
If you happen to have Kika Keyboard, then you can directly access your personalized emoji from the keyboard itself.
The app also has a popular section, where you can find various emojis created by other users. You can even upload your own design.
Emoji lovers, this app is for you. Download it for free.
11. Emojidom Emoticons
4,000 free emojis. Emojidom has more emojis than any other app on this list.
The app comes preloaded with many emojis of different categories and also you can buy emoji packs with the help of coins for which you need to pay money. You get free coins every hour, just in case you are not in a mood to spend a single penny.
Just pick emojis that you want to send, tap on the share button and choose the platform.
You can pick any photo from your gallery, to create photo-emoji. (At least that’s what they say.)
Emojidom Emoticons gets even better with another app which is called Emojidom Maker. Emojidom Maker is much like Emoji Maker. It lets you design your own emoji and offers tons of customization options.
Download Emojidom Emoticons for free.
So, what are your thoughts on the above-listed emoji apps? Which one is your best emoji app? Do you think that there should be an another app added to this list? Then why don’t you let me know in the Comments below?
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I upgraded from the first LG Stylo to the Stylo 4. I thought my emojis would transfer, but they didn’t. The ones I have now are ugly and garish. I can’t use them because they don’t convey my feelings. They are distorted. I wish for my old ones back, but apparently that isn’t possible.
WOW! With all those emoji apps, there’s something for pretty much everyone. I downloaded Facemoji on my tablet. Very good app. I can finally put proper emoji into my Twitter posts instead of always creating emoticons. ☺