Announced as a Pixel-exclusive feature on Android, Google has finally brought Gboard’s custom text stickers to all Android phones. You no longer need a Pixel phone to enjoy custom text stickers. Anyone with an Android phone can create together and chat on the go. Here’s how you can create custom text stickers on Android.
WhatsApp Facebook Messenger; Popular social media apps like Telegram and Signal offer several sticker packs to use in conversations. Google has gone one step further and offers the same in the Gboard keyboard. What else is there? You can even use text and emojis to create new and innovative text stickers on social media and chat groups.
Update Gboard on Android.
Creating custom text stickers on Android is part of the Gboard add-on that Google recently introduced. If you don’t like installing app updates on Android. You must download the latest Gboard update for the feature to work on your phone.
Step 1: Open the Google Play Store on Android.
Step 2: Click your profile picture in the top right corner.
Step 3: Select Manage apps and device.
Step 4: Click Details and update Gboard from the menu below.
Open Gboard Stickers.
Google has enabled stickers by default in Gboard. If you disable the option in Gboard settings, Stickers cannot be created during conversations. Let’s enable it using the following steps.
Step 1: Open Gboard on Android. If you don’t have the Gboard app shortcut enabled. You won’t find it in the app drawer. Open the Gboard keyboard in any app and tap the Settings gear at the top.
Step 2: Emojis, Drag and drop to stickers and GIFs.
Step 3: Turn on the stickers under the ‘Suggestions while typing’ section.
Create and send custom text stickers on Gboard for Android.
You can create and send custom text stickers in any app on Android. We’ll use the default Google Messages app as an example.
Step 1: Open Messages on your Android phone.
Step 2: Select any conversation and open the keyboard to write a message.
Step 3: type text Press Space and select a relevant emoji from the suggestions. If you tap any emoji without hitting the space bar, Gboard will replace the text with the emoji. To create a custom text sticker; You must enter text and emojis in a conversation.
Step 4: Check the custom text sticker suggestion in the upper left corner of Gboard.
Step 5: Check out different text sticker suggestions to use in chat.
Step 6: Tap a suggestion and attach a sticker to a conversation. Enter the text and click the Send button.
You can create as many custom text stickers as you want.
Save custom text stickers on Android.
If you want to share the same text sticker in another app or save it as an image, It can easily be done from the conversation.
Step 1: Open any conversation in the Messages app where you’ve applied a custom text sticker.
Step 2: Tap the sticker you want to share or save.
Step 3: Tap the save icon to download the sticker to the phone gallery or tap the share icon to open the Android share screen.
Open Google Photos or your favorite Gallery app and check the new Messages folder with the sticker you saved.
Find your favorite text stickers on Android.
Gboard stores all your favorite text stickers on the keyboard. No need to create new stickers to use every time in conversations. Here’s how to find your favorite text stickers on Android.
Step 1: Open a conversation in one of the messaging apps on Android and fire up Gboard.
Step 2: Click the sticker icon at the top.
Step 3: Tap the recent icon to check all your favorite text stickers. You can choose any sticker to use in conversations.
Create custom stickers using emojis on Android.
Google offers another neat trick to create custom stickers on the go. Now you can combine two emojis and make a new sticker. Let’s check it out.
Step 1: Open Gboard in any messaging app on Android.
Step 2: Tap the emoji icon on the keyboard.
Step 3: Select two emojis and check the sticker suggestions that combine both emojis at the top.
Tap the emoji you want to share; Type your message and click Send.
Upgrade your conversations on Android.
The Google Play Store is packed with third-party sticker apps, but using the same one from your favorite keyboard on Android is more than convenient. Try them out and add some fun factor to your conversations.