With over 1 billion installs on the Play Store, it is not difficult to understand why Gboard from Google is probably the best keyboard app on your phone. The app has mastered the art of keeping users guessing what its next move would be. It keeps getting better as Google continues to add those features that attract new users while retaining existing ones. Recall that the app had last month announced new sticker pack that allows you to create stickers based on your appearances. “Minis” as the company calls it, is now officially available on your Android phone.
iOS users were first to welcome Mini last month, but Android users can now create cute stickers based on their appearance. As 9to5google puts it, Android users are now beginning to see the new sticker pack on their devices—but of course, only on the latest version of the Gboard app.
Mini will allow you to take a selfie and have a cartoon likeness created from it. For all those familiar with Android Messages, sticker packs are especially nothing new, but provide an exciting way to try something new and exciting.
Mini was first added to Allo chat app as selfie stickers in 2017, and the fun seems to be going round now with Gboard added to the list. While Allo as a chat app seems to be edging closer to the exit door, some of its features are being added to other Google app.
You can create 100 new sticker style just by using your personalized avatar on top of the existing ones. With this, you now have loads of sticker collections to choose from every time you want to express yourself in a classy way.
“…the feature uses a combination of machine learning, neural networks and artist illustrations to conjure up the best representation of you, taking into account various characteristics like your skin tone, hair color and style, eye color, face shape and facial hair,” Google said per Engadget.
Back in May, Gboard welcomed a new Sticker Gallery that allows you to express yourself even more during conversation. Simply go to the stickers tab, tap the ‘plus’ icon, and “Get stickers” will reveal a new collection of over 500 animations and stills. The best part is, you can save the packs in your favorites tab to access them anytime you want.
Before that update, Google added support for downloadable stickers and Bitmoji to Gboard. This can then be used in any app that supports image pasting.
Some sticker packs that include the NBAmoji, Google Allo selfie stickers, Hello Kitty Garfield, and many others have been added. Of course, many of these stickers are available at no cost, but you may have to pay $2 if you want to add sticker packs such as Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, and Toy Story.