Google adds dedicated Bitmoji tab to Gboard

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Google Gboard will start nudging you to install the Bitmoji app as part of a new test being conducted by Google. This by way of a new and dedicated Bitmoji tab that has now been added to one of the world’s most popular keyboard app. This is regardless of whether or not you have the app installed on your device.

Before now, Bitmoji was only available for installation on Gboard via the sticker tab in the emoji sector. Per Android Police, more and more people are now reporting that they have started seeing a dedicated Bitmoji section beside the one for stickers. Once you tap on it, it will open a banner, with an advert message that you can “unlock thousands of stickers” via the “Install Bitmoji” button. As soon as you have installed the app, the Gboard section will be populated by stickers based on you.

The new Bitmoji tab is already widely rolling out to a lot of people, and should not take long until everyone ns to see it. As at the time of putting this together, I still have not seen it—but like I already said, it is just a matter of time.

In 2019, Google Gboard was updated with the ability to suggest relevant emoji and stickers when typing on your device. This feature is powered by Google’s popular artificial intelligence. With this functionality, Gboard will suggest different emojis and stickers that it feels will match that important occasion—birthday, wedding anniversary any many more. As you already know, Gboard boasts of a rich reservoir of stickers and emojis in its library, which makes it the perfect app to help you send the right pictures when words are barely enough.

Even with a large collection of stickers and emojis available in the Gboard store, it could be sometimes very difficult to come up with the right one to express yourself in a very important conversation. So, it makes a lot of sense to have AI integrated into the app to simplify the entire process of getting the right sticker or emoji.

The “GIF” icon in the top left corner of Gboard is where to start from—simply tap it, and you will see a selection of GIFs, emoji and stickers that the app thinks you might want to use during a conversation.

With 1 billion+ downloads in the Play Store, Gboard is one of the most used keyboard apps around. Personally I use Gboard on my phone, and one of the main reason for this is because of the regular updates and innovative features.

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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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