Emogi for Gboard brings thousands of animated stickers to Android

Virtual keyboards have come a long way since the days of mourning over the loss of their physical counterparts, and one of the best ones on the market is Google's Gboard (opens in new tab). There's already no shortage of emojis or GIFs to choose from within Gboard by default, but a new addition from Emogi is now adding thousands of animated stickers for you to annoyingly send to your friends.

Google added the ability to use stickers in Gboard at the beginning of this month, and while Emogi isn't the first sticker pack to be added, it does seem like an easy contender for one of the better ones we've seen so far.

The animated nature of Emogi's stickers makes them considerably more interesting than static sticker packs, and although Emogi hasn't said exactly how many are included, there are supposedly "thousands" to choose from.

Once you download Emogi for Gboard, open up Gboard, tap on the smiley face icon, and then the Sticker tab. From here, you'll be able to scroll through the most popular Emogi stickers or search for specific ones that you're looking for. Emogi says that its stickers are updated daily and come from "your favorite entertainers, brands, and cultural moments." I was able to search "Harambe" and find an animated sticker of our late prince, so I can confirm that Emogi truly is staying on top of trends that are definitely not old or outdated.

Per Emogi's CEO and Founder, Travis Montaque —

Google's decision to integrate stickers into Gboard solidifies the keyboard as one of the smartest and expressive tools people use to message today. Starting today, Emogi is sharing its library of original sticker content with Gboard users. Emogi's content enriches conversations - we're here to help Gboard users express themselves better when text isn't enough. We are excited to join Google in partnership.

Emogi for Gboard is free to download from the Google Play Store now (opens in new tab).

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • I'm embarrassed to ask, but would our iOS cousins be able to view these stickers?
  • Yup, these are basically gifs
  • I was wondering the same thing lol
  • It even another Android phone not using Gboard? Can they see them? Will the add on when with other Android keyboards? The article is really lacking.
  • Yeah but can my friends across other platforms see them? Because if not, then this is pretty useless sorry. That's one thing I love about whatsapp, their emoji are the same across any platform (as far as I'm concerned)
  • You're right about WhatsApp.
  • The stickers are sent as images, so as long as the platform the recipient is on can receive images they're good to go
  • Doesn't seem to work with Samsung messenger or message+ witch is what I use. It's a Verzion ago but love how you can customize it. Hopeful message+ will fix this in an update.
  • Same here
  • I just use WhatsApp now as the stickers with Google messages for example are charged extra with my carrier. It assumes its a MMS message
  • It doesn't assume, it is a mms as these stickers are basically pics
  • The dumbing down of America continues apace.
  • Couldn't agree more. Stickers for gawd sake! Google treats us like we are all 12 year old girls. And our editors squeel with delight.
  • Well, the important thing is that you've found something to make you feel superior.
  • Am I the only one that is not seeing "Thousands"? Maybe a couple hundred.