What you need to know
- Slack on Android now lets you use Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen to create groups of emojis.
- These hybrid emojis are treated as PNG files instead of the official Unicode characters.
- However, Emoji Kitchen’s creations are still somewhat limited in terms of app compatibility.
Gboard has introduced support for Emoji Kitchen innovations on Slack for Android, making your typing experience even more fun with all kinds of emoji combinations.
according to 9to5Google (Opens in a new tab)You can now create groups of emoji when composing a message on Slack using Gboard. Android Central can confirm that the feature is active on some of the Android phones we use.
Google’s Emoji Kitchen is perhaps one of the best features of Gboard, allowing you to create a mixture of fun and creative emojis. However, its availability is currently limited to some of the best messaging apps, including Google Messages, Telegram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and others.
Adding Slack to the fold means you can now make snappy notes for a co-worker or celebrate a friend’s success with fun emoji combinations.
To create an emoji combination, tap the emoji icon to the left of the space bar. Choose an emoji from the emoji picker and then select a second emoji. If the two you chose are compatible, you will see a mixed emoji. If you think the mashup is suitable for sharing, tap it.
The same is true for creating blob emojis. The only difference is that you first have to find and tap the magic wand emoji to set it as your base before choosing a second emoji to get the blob emoji you have envisioned.
It’s not entirely clear when the feature arrived in the messaging app. However, it should be noted that Slack still treats these keyboard stickers as PNG files rather than the official Unicode characters.