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Best Emoji Apps for Android

It was only a few years ago that we had never heard of emoji but their popularity has boomed since they were first introduced to mobile operating systems. Now many of us use them every day in chat and messages to represent the way we’re feeling. After all, one good emoji can do away with a dozen or more words! They can also represent animals, weather conditions, objects and much more, and some of the latest let you represent yourself as an emoji, similar to an animjoji. Using emoji adds a touch of popular culture and fun to everyday life, and it’s therefore not surprising that the Google Play Store is now jam-packed with a variety of different types of emoji apps for Android.

While stock keyboards of mobile devices support various emojis, these apps can add to those already available, giving even more ways to easily express what you want. You can get emoji keyboards, emoji lock screens, emoji wallpapers, and emoji launchers. Put simply, the more emoji the better! All of our app choices are free to download though some have in-app purchases for extras. Check out our 10 best emoji apps for Android, and you might be surprised at just how much is available to enhance your emoji experience.

1. GO KEYBOARD – CUTE EMOJIS, THEMES & GIFS

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

GO Keyboard has gathered an extremely high 4.5/5 star rating on the Google Play Store and it’s easy to see why. This emoji keyboard app has 200 million users across the world, with support for many languages. It offers more than 1000 emoji and GIFs and over 800 emoticons, as well as more than 100 fonts and 10,000 themes. It supports both typing and voice input and makes it easy to find the right emoji thanks to a prediction feature that automatically suggests the right one from the words you type.

Neatly, you can now make a cartoon avatar from a picture of yourself and share it wherever you chat, on Facebook, Twitter, and more. You can also set your photo as a keyboard background if you wish. There’s a lot to like about this emoji app, though some features (such as extra themes, stickers, and packs) require an in-app purchase.

2. BITMOJI – YOUR PERSONAL EMOJI

Price: Free

The focus of Bitmoji is the creation of your very own personal avatar and it’s pretty impressive, to say the least. There are plenty of options to recreate your likeness and you can even choose fashions representing the way you usually dress for an even more authentic touch. You can select from a ton of stickers all starring you, and use them to really express yourself with a personal touch and amuse your friends.

You can share them via the Google keyboard, Gboard, and if you and a friend both use Snapchat you can unlock friendmoji for 2-person bitmojis. We highly recommend Bitmoji so do check it out.

3. EMOJI LAUNCHER – STICKERS & THEMES

Price: Free with ads

If you love emoji (and if you don’t why are you here!) you’ll love Emoji Launcher, which will replace the default home screen on your phone. There are more than 500 emoji and stickers, wallpapers, incoming call screen themes and more, and the app features some very nice 3D transition effects.

Emoji Launcher makes it easy to manage your home screen, offers performance optimizations such as battery saving, and includes widgets to name just a few more of its features. Best of all, it’s entirely free with absolutely no in-app purchases.

4. EMOJI KEYBOARD – CUTE EMOTICONS, GIF, STICKERS

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP


This is another highly rated emoji app for Android devices and it features a multilingual keyboard supporting over 150 different languages. It has more than 5,000 emojis and emoticons, over 3,000 themes, and a wide choice of cool fonts to choose from. It works really well at adding emoji on SMS, Message, Email, Text Now, Note, and more.

Features include intelligent predictive text and auto-correct, as well as sounds of musical instruments. Also useful is the split keyboard layout that can be resized to one-handed mode. Do note that some features require in-app purchases.

5. EMOJI LOCK SCREEN PATTERN

Price: Free with ads

This is a very good little app that does exactly what it says on the tin. In other words, you can now have a custom lock screen pattern for your device that’s comprised of different emoji, rather than the default lock screen.

Protecting your device with emoji might not be something that immediately springs to mind but we really enjoyed this app as it’s easy to use, includes nice wallpapers for the background, and works smoothly.

6. EMOJILY – CREATE YOUR EMOJI

Price: Free/ Offers IAP


Have you ever looked for an emoji but didn’t find exactly the one you wanted? If so, this is the app for you as it allows you to create your own unique emoji and emoticon. You can then share them as stickers, smileys, avatars, or profile pictures, either via the keyboard or directly to social media and chat apps including Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, and more. There are plenty of categories and customizations to choose from, as well as a randomize feature to produce who knows what.

It’s a good app but we will say it’s a little heavy on in-app purchases to get the exact look you want. Nevertheless, we felt it deserved a place in our 10 best emoji app suggestions.

7. FACEMOJI EMOJI KEYBOARD: GIF, EMOJI, KEYBOARD THEME

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

More than 50 million downloads can’t be wrong and this app is packed with cool content to enjoy, including thousands of keyboard themes. There are more than 3,600 emoji, emoticons, GIFs, stickers, and symbols to use, and over 1500 emoji keyboard themes. You can also change your keyboard background to a photo from your gallery, and other customization options include QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboards, and a choice of buttons and tapping effects.

Further features include smart input, emoji prediction and next word suggestion, trending GIFs, swipe to type, and game keyboard (compatible with some games). You can also create an emoji from a photo or video of your face.

8. WORDS TO EMOJIS – BEST EMOJI GUESSING QUIZ GAME

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

This is a nicely different one as it’s a trivia game that revolves around the world of emoji. The aim is to match emoji with words to create sentences, and you’ll need to cover activities, feelings, situations, objects and more. You’ll need to be as quick as you can though as you’ll score higher and earn more coins the faster you play, and the more questions you solve the more you’ll power up to further levels (over 1,400). It’s possible to earn more coins by watching ads, and there’s always the option of in-app purchases for more.

Other features include a spin the wheel mini-game, or you can play in a new Global Challenge multiplayer mode.

9. EMOJI FACE RECORDER

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

This is a really cute app with some amazing 3D models to choose from. They include a porcupine, shark, bunny, beaver, mole, turtle, baby, panda, angel, alien, tiger, and many more, and there are also live wallpapers and backgrounds.

The idea is to record your face and connect and reflect your emotions to the emoji, and it’s surprisingly effective! You can then share the videos (including your voice) to friends and they are bound to be amazed and amused by the results.

10. EMOJI LETTER MAKER

Price: Free with ads

This is an interesting little app as it creates letters of the alphabet comprised of emoji. Simply type the word you want in the text box, select the emoji that you want, and hey presto. For example, you can spell out the word ‘love’ with the letters made up of little hearts, or how about the word ‘star’ from dozens of small stars. You can then copy the message or share it as text, and it’s fair to say that many people won’t have seen a message quite like it before!

The most recent update to the app brought along flag emoji for all countries. It’s quite appealing so why not check it out, especially as it’s free to download and use.

Conclusion

As we mentioned in our introduction, the Google Play Store is now awash with emoji apps so we won’t pretend we’ve tried every one. However, we did take a look at a great many of the most highly rated apps to come up with our pick of the 10 best emoji apps for Android. It’s likely that there will be an ever-increasing amount of Android keyboards that support more and more emoji, but for now, a good emoji app can give you just what you’re looking for.

We’ve tried to cover a wide range of emoji apps to suit a variety of requirements, but if we’ve missed one that you think should have been included do let us know. Will you be using one of these emoji apps for Android? If so, which do you find the most useful and appealing?

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