Gboard, Google’s virtual keyboard for mobile phones, received a new feature in its most recent update. Now, the app lets you draw by hand to find emojis. Thus, the keyboard shows the options that most closely match your design. This tool avoids wasting time when looking for a specific emoji among so many faces.
The function was already in testing for a few days and now officially arrived on the Android smartphone app. See how to use this tutorial.
Learn how to use emoji search for drawings on Gboard – Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / dnetc
Features that Gboard has and other keyboards for mobile are due
Step 1. Open any messaging application (WhatsApp, Messenger or Telegram, for example) and tap the emoji icon on the keyboard. Note that when you open the emoji panel, there will be a bar called “Search emoticons” and, in the right corner, there is a pencil button. Touch it.
Emojis drawing button – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc
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Step 2. The emoji panel will give way to a drawing area. So, just draw the emoji you want to use. The keyboard will show the faces closest to your drawing. Finally, just choose the right emoji and use it.
Drawing emojis on Gboard – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc