GBoard Gets A New Emoji Bar At The Top

Google has join today’s celebrations of World Emoji Day with the addition of an emoji shortcut bar to the company’s own keyboard app Gboard. According to a gif shared by Engadget, the bar will appear right over the autocorrect/features bar, which is on top of the numbers bar, if the user enables it.

GBoard Gets A New Emoji Bar At The Top

At present, emojis in Gboard are opened rather primitively – you will need to long-press the comma key right between the symbols and language button, where the emoji panel is opened. Then the option to browse for the desired emoji is available, or simply use the search engine which works better than one would expect.

GBoard Gets A New Emoji Bar At The Top

So as to improve even more the amazingly advanced form of communication, Google is planning to introduce 117 new emojis, including “a person bottle-feeding a baby”, “a person in a veil”, “a person in a tuxedo”, and “a smiling with happy tears face”.

There are also some hand emojis, including the “pinched fingers” which is commonly known as “the Italian hand”, also hitting iOS 14 on Apple devices.


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