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How to enable Emojis on Android Keyboards


I decided to do a little digging here. It is possible to enable emojis on Android. I decided to test it out and it does work. The catch is needing a 3rd party keyboard. I personally use Google Keyboard and it works really well. The only downfall is that the emoji actually needs to be typed out. If I type “snowflake” on my keyboard I have the option to either send the word “snowflake” or the snowflake emoji comes up. Below are the steps on how to enable emojis on your Android phone, as well as a list of some of the known commands to get an emoji icon.

Enable Emojis on Android Keyboard, make sure you follow the steps exactly

List of known Emojis on Android

Once these steps are done have fun with sending friends Emojis!


  1. Carmen on September 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I want to change my emoji i really dont like them can u guys help me

    • Randi Winchel on September 19, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Carmen, what are type of device do you have?

    • Juana on February 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I don’t like the emojis

      • Randi Winchel on February 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

        Juana, we’re sorry to hear that, you can turn the emoji keyboard off if you don’t want to use them!

  2. Arjalee Robinson on October 10, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    i love emojis

  3. Megan on April 15, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Hi there. Having a problem with my pixie 4 (5). Obviously the enter key can be held down to get an emoji up, but previously I had a dedicated emoji button. But now dont seem to have that option? Can anyone explain why? I’d rather have an emoji key instead of having to hold the enter key everytime

    • Randi Winchel on April 17, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Megan, if you go in to your keyboard settings there will be an option to enable the emoji key that should get you the functionality you’re looking for.

      • Megan on April 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

        I’ve tried this. Doesn’t give me the option for that. Only gives me the option to hold down the enter key for some reason