Gboard Custom Text Stickers: Google bringing to Android users

Google is growing its custom text stickers to Android users who use the US-English version of its Gboard keyboard. Earlier, only Google Pixel users had the key to the feature, which allows you to create and dispatch personalized stickers by typing in your text and selecting a premade design.

In addition to extending custom stickers, Google is also introducing over 1,600 new Pride Month and summer-themed mashups to Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen.

You can utilize the feature by simply typing in an emoji (or two) into a message and then seeing what mashups you can translate into stickers. The result is a delight and sometimes unconventional emoji combination, like a soccer ball made out of watermelon.

Google is rolling out new features to two of its accessibility-focused apps: Sound Amplifier and Lookout. Sound Amplifier, designed to amplify specific sounds for people with hearing difficulties, brings a redesigned user interface, enhanced background noise reduction, and “faster and more accurate” sound. For Lookout, an app built to help visually impaired people, Google adds an offline mode and a way for users to hear a description of an image from within “just about any” app or browser.

Google will soon let you redeem all of your Google Play Points while in a game or app. In addition, it should make it easier to redeem any earned points, as you’ll no extended have to go via the extra steps of converting your Play Points into a coupon before making a purchase. Google says it plans on rolling out the functionality “over the coming weeks.”

Google’s Emoji Kitchen is an entertaining and wacky feature that lets Gboard users connect two different emojis to form an entirely new one. While some might discover this feature trivial, Google has kept it going, bearing multiple updates that have improved emoji compatibility. Google’s commitment to Emoji Kitchen persists, as it’s given another update with Android 13 Beta 2.

Google has provided multiple updates to Emoji Kitchen and improved emoji compatibility by thousands. Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen in Beta 2 Android 13 will now offer support for four auxiliary emojis. The news comes immediately from the Emojipedia Twitter account. The four new supported emojis will include cherries, paw prints, rock, and watermelon. As a Gboard user, you will have the possibility to create blends utilizing these four.

Currently, there are 400 supported emojis in Emoji Kitchen. Unfortunately, some of these emojis are from the most delinquent Unicode 14.0 update. You can glance at how some of these will look down below. However, the experimentation with combining emojis can lead to a whole new world of communication.

As distant as Android 13 Beta 2 goes, the update was pushed live at Google I/O 2022. The latest OS update has many minor tweaks, but one of its most notable characteristics is the predictive back gesture. Those who desire to provide Android 13 a trial can now download the update to supported devices.

With Emoji Kitchen, you can test the characteristics and newly supported emojis by downloading Gboard from the Google Play Store. However, merging two emojis might not always work when sending it to someone else.

Gboard is a virtual keyboard app formulated by Google for Android and iOS devices. It was first unleashed on iOS in May 2016, tracked by a release on Android in December 2016, debuting a substantial update to the already-established Google Keyboard app.

Gboard features Google Search, including web results (extracted since April 2020)  and predictive answers, comfortable searching and sharing GIF and emoji content, a predictive typing engine offering the next word relying on the context, and multilingual language support.

In addition, updates to the keyboard have encouraged extra functionality, including GIF suggestions, opportunities for a dark color theme or counting a personal image as the keyboard background, next-phrase prediction, support for voice dictation, and hand-drawn emoji recognition.

When its takeoff on iOS, the keyboard only suggested support for the English language, with more languages being gradually added in the subsequent months. In contrast, on Android, the keyboard supported more than 100 languages at release.

In August 2018, Gboard expired 1 billion installs on the Google Play Store, making it one of the most popular Android apps. It is measured by the Google Play Store and includes downloads by users and pre-installed instances of the app.