Gboard, Google’s flagship keyboard app, today adds a sticker functionality for even more ways to communicate with your contacts without using words. The update allows you to download sticker packs or sync your Bitmoji characters and add them to any app that supports image pasting.
To find stickers, tap the emoji icon on the bottom and a new sticker tab should be available for you to browse through available options. You can manually search for the one you want, or sort through them using categories like “Hi,” “Yes,” “No,” “Yay,” — you get the point. Gboard stickers work a lot like stickers on iMessage, there are both free and paid packs available to download from the Play Store. The sticker functionality was previously available on Allo, one of Google’s many messaging apps, which has its own Bitmoji-like set of stickers customized to look like you based on your selfie.
The support is only arriving on GBoard for Android for now, Google has not specified when the feature will roll out to iOS.