A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Android and iOS have a similar collection of general emojis. But
iOS has the upper hand when it comes to custom emojis or stickers
thanks to Memojis.
Android users don’t need to be disappointed because they can also
Memoji like stickers on Android. Curious to know how? Read the article on
know how to make emoji of yourself on android.

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To be honest, we won’t be creating real emojis, but stickers. Most popular apps now support stickers,
and you won’t see any difference. But if an app doesn’t support
stickers, the custom graphic we create will be sent as a picture.

You can create an emoji from your photos using several popular apps
on Android. Although you can choose photos with different expressions for
more comic feel, you can further customize its features such as
eyes, hairstyle, hair color, face shapes, accessories, etc.

Let’s see how to make a custom emoji of your face on Android using Gboard, Facebook, WhatsApp and more.

1. Create custom emojis on Gboard

Gboard, popularly known as Google Keyboard, is one of the best apps for making emoji of yourself on Android. It is free and can be used to send emojis in all supported apps. You can create custom stickers in Gboard using Gboard Minis.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Install Gboard on your Android phone, in case you haven’t already. If you have it, we suggest you update the app before continuing. Then make Gboard your default keyboard app. For the ignorant, go to Phone settings> General (or System)> Language & input> Keypad. Set Gboard as default.

2nd step: Open any app that supports messaging like WhatsApp, Messenger or even the simple text messaging app. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll go with WhatsApp. Tap on the text box to launch the default keyboard i.e. Gboard.

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Step 3: Press the emoji button on the keyboard. You will find it either with the comma button or as a separate button. If it’s with a comma, long press it and then tap the emoji button.

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Read also: Check out 15 useful Gboard tips and tricks you might not know about.

Step 4: Go to the Sticker tab at the bottom and tap the add icon on the top panel.

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Step 5: Tap Add under Minis.

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Step 6: Gboard would like to scan your face to create personalized emojis. So allow Gboard to take pictures. Then place your face in the available box. Wait for the magic to happen.

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Step 7: Tap Show Me when Gboard asks that they’ve created emojis for you. You will see three types of minis. Tap Customize next to the set you want to edit. Then personalize your Mini using the options available. Finally, tap Save.

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Step 8: Now, to use your custom emojis, open the supported app. Tap the emoji icon in Gboard and go to Stickers. Your sticker pack will be available in the top bar. Tap on it. Tap any sticker to send it. You can use it in WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Facebook, etc.

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Pro tip: For faster access to Gboard emojis, stickers and GIFs, add the emoji button on the keyboard. To do this, go to Gboard Settings> Preferences. Turn on the toggle next to Show emoji switch key. Check out other useful Gboard settings.

2. Create an Emoji of yourself on Facebook

If you are a Facebook user, you can create personalized emojis of yourself using Facebook or Messenger with the help of Avatars. However, unlike Gboard, you cannot use these emojis outside of Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Similar to Gboard, emojis will be a comedic version of you and not your actual photo.

Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Launch the Facebook or Facebook Messenger app. In the Facebook app, open the comments section of any random post. Open anyone’s discussion thread in Facebook Messenger.

2nd step: Click on the emoji icon next to the input box. For Facebook, the stickers will open directly. Tap the Avatars icon present in the left corner. Then tap Create your avatar.

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On Facebook Messenger, tap the Stickers tab followed by the Avatars icon. Tap Create your avatar.

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Note: You only need to create the emoji in one app – Facebook or Messenger. It will automatically appear in the other app and on desktop sites.

Step 3: Follow the onscreen instructions to create your emoji. The app will ask you to choose the skin tone, shape, eye color, hairstyle and similar attributes for your emoji. Once the emoji is ready, tap Done.

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Step 4: To use it in your posts on Facebook or in Messenger, tap the emoji icon. Then tap on the custom sticker icon you created. You will see different models. Tap the sticker you want to share with others.

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3. Create an Emoji of yourself on WhatsApp

If you want to make a personalized sticker with a real photo of yourself, you can make it using WhatsApp stickers. We covered this in detail in a separate article. Find out how to create personalized WhatsApp stickers with any photo. And if you like personalized emojis made by yourself in Facebook Messenger, you can transfer Messenger stickers to WhatsApp as well.

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Pro tip: Find out how to create personalized stickers on Instagram.

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Personalize your stickers

Each app creates a different style of emojis. While Gboard and Facebook create comic book style emojis, WhatsApp can use your real photo to sculpt stickers. Likewise, Bobble creates a sticker that sits between the comic book and the real photos. What’s your favorite way to create emojis of yourself? Let us know in the comments below.


Do you like emojis and GIFs? Check Out These 5 Crazy Android Keyboards That Offer Cool Features For Emojis From The Following Link.

Last updated on Jul 28, 2020

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