People have been using the images from a very long time, perhaps since the internet became mainstream.
The difference is, we used to make emojis with the combination of alphabets and special characters. Such as a wink would be something like this ;-), a simple smile would be, :-), speechless would be :-|. etc.
Now the emojis have become colourful and richer and we use them in our conversations every single day.
So if you are looking for the best emoji apps to use on your Android smartphone so that you can use emojis in different messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger etc, then here are some.
Use Emojis available Natively in Messaging Apps
If you want to use emojis in messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, they have got their own emoji is available natively inside the app so you don’t have to install any other app just for the emojis.
Though I find the emojis available in Facebook messenger or Google Hangouts a bit odd, so this is why I use apps to remain consistent across various messaging apps.
Even though there are a lot of dedicated emoji apps available in the Play Store, but these are usually available in the form of keyboards. So you might have to switch to the emoji keyboards every time you want to use them.
Switching between the keyboards is not that tough in Android but it is troublesome and take a bit of time.
So it’s better to use keyboards that offer emojis, and he it’s 2018 in every keyboard I came across has emoji support.
The Gboard keyboard is one of the best keyboards available for Android, not only ot offers emoji support but it also gives you the ability to search the emojis.
There are a number of other features available that you might find useful you can check out this article to know more about the features.
The SwiftKey is another Keyboard which does a great job in providing images, you can enable the ability to search for images by typing the initial few letters.
Such as, to use the crying emoji, simply type ‘crying’ and one of the options in the suggestion by would be the 😢.
This makes it really useful, and I use it all the time, such as, if I have to wish someone a happy birthday. I simply type the message and then type ‘cake’ which suggests the 🎂
If you’re confused about using either the Gboard or the SwiftKey, check out this comparison post between the keyboards.
More Emoji Supported Keyboards for Android
The Fleksey keyboard has always advertised itself as a keyboard for Pros, so you may find it difficult to use it initially, but if you don’t give up on it too quickly it will grow and you and you will kind of like it.
You can customize your keyboard with colourful themes and keyboards of different sizes
The Touchpal Android keyboard is a new keyboard with emojis, predictive text, glide typing and many more features.
If you’re looking for something that is not usual, plain and boring the colourful Touchpal keyboard if something you should try.