Emojis are like language. They convey the meaning in most conversations, without having to spell it out. Gboard for Android has introduced a new feature called “Emoji Kitchen” that allows users to mash-up different emoji then use them as stickers while messaging. Emoji Kitchen takes your favourite emoji and mixes them into customised stickers to help you convey precisely what you are feeling. The feature is available on Gboard for Android.
“We affectionately refer to this feature as Emoji Kitchen, because you can explore new “recipes” of expressions using your favourite emoji as ingredients. Using Gboard on your Android phone, tap on any smiley emoji and Emoji Kitchen will reveal many stickers specially handcrafted by the designers at Google,” says Jennifer Daniel, Creative Director, Emoji at Google.
You don’t need to do much with all this cool Emoji merging that is to happen. Google illustrates this with an example of when you select the ‘face with a cowboy hat emoji’, you will automatically be shown the options that include monkey cowboy, ghost cowboy, laughing cowboy, kissy cowboy, in love cowboy, pleading cowboy and pensive cowboy. There is also the poop + heart combo that results in something that can be classified as “love this s**t”. The robot emoji and tears in eyes Emoji now becomes in the robot with tears in eyes emoji.
The stickers will work across apps, including Gmail, Messages by Google, Messenger, Snapchat, Telegram, WhatsApp and others.
However, you can’t just mix any of the many emoji with a different emoji, it will work only with those supported by Google.
“Emoji have been around long enough that people want to play with them as we do with words-mashing them together, turning nouns into verbs, breaking them apart to create entirely new concepts,” the company added.