There are 2823 emojis in the Unicode standard and, however, it is hard to find one that expresses your feelings correctly. Google has found the solution: customizable emojis with your face. They are called mini stickers and were already available in Google Allo, but as most people don’t use the app, Google decided to add it to Gboard, the official Google keyboard.
Download Gboard on your iOS or Android device and you will find a button to create a mini sticker with your face. The application will ask you to take a picture and then use the neural networks of Google to create an emoji that fits your skin tone, your hairstyle and your accessories.
From there, you can customize the sticker with a nose piercing, a baseball cap, hearts in the eyes or the most crazy hair color you can think of. The variety of avatars is so great that it seems that Google wants to rival both with Bitmoji and with the new augmented reality avatars such as Apple’s Animoji. Once you are satisfied with your sticker, you can send it by WhatsApp, Telegram and others.