Google has introduced a new feature on Gboard for Android called ‘Emoji Kitchen’ that allows its users to mash-up different emojis and create new ones. The feature is available for Android, the official blog notes, in the beta stage.
Using Gboard on your Android phone, tap on any smiley emoji and Emoji Kitchen will reveal several stickers specially handcrafted by the designers at Google. So when you tap the face with a cowboy hat emoji — YEEHAW now you have monkey cowboy, ghost cowboy, laughing cowboy, kissy cowboy, in love cowboy, pleading cowboy and of course pensive cowboy.The company said in a statement on Wednesday.
The stickers will work on many apps including Gmail, Messenger, Snapchat, Telegram, WhatsApp and others. You can’t mash up any emoji with others, it works only with those Google supports. The emoji aren’t mashed up in real-time through any AI, rather Google designers have created a set of mashups for Gboard.
To use this feature, tap on any smiley emoji on Gboard and Emoji Kitchen will pop up with several variations in the emoji.