How to edit emoji: You often send smilies on group chats with your friends and think it’s a great way to communicate. In fact, the latter allow you to express yourself in a short time and are certainly more comfortable than the usual text messages. However, you believe that the emojis present in the default keyboard of your smartphone are not enough and you would like to “modify” them in some way, making conversations more original. Well, I’d say you’ve come to the right place, at the right time!
In fact, in today’s tutorial, I’ll explain in detail just how to change emojis . In case you were wondering, I will show you how to do this both via Android devices and via iPhone. In addition, I will not fail to provide you with details on which applications you can use these smileys and I will follow you step by step in the process of creating and sending emojis. In short, in this guide you will find everything you need on the subject!
What do you say? Let’s begin? Do you want to surprise your friends with particularly original smileys? In my opinion, yes, since you have come this far and are reading this tutorial with interest. Come on then, all you have to do is take a few minutes of free time, get comfortable and follow the quick directions below. I can assure you that you will not regret the final result, as there are solutions for all tastes. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to change emojis , I think it might interest you to know more about the latter.
Well, emojis are nothing more than emoticons in graphic format (not to be confused with emoticons , which instead are representations of emoticons made with writing characters) that can be sent through the main instant messaging applications (eg. WhatsApp, Telegram , Messenger). Emojis can also be animated and are often integrated within the keyboard.
These smileys are often used by people to express their emotions and have become, over time, a sort of alternative and quick way to communicate . In short, it is clear that having new emojis and learning how to use them can make you able to express yourself to the fullest.
How to change emojis on Android
On Android , you can change the emojis on your keyboard or use images containing particularly funny smileys. This can be done by going through some free downloadable applications. Below you will find the solutions that I consider most valid, that is, those that do not require advanced changes to the system ( root) and do not include particularly invasive advertising.
Would you like to have new smilies to send via chat to your friends? Then I recommend the Elite Emoji app . However, I would like to underline that what you send will not be real emojis, but images of the latter. In any case, at least you will have something different than usual. The application is free, but contains advertisements and in-app purchases. In particular, to remove the ads it is necessary to spend 4 euros.
To install Elite Emoji, all you have to do is open the Play Store , search for ” elite emoji “, tap on the app icon (a face indicating to be silent) and press the Install button .
Once the application is started, you will be asked to choose the language (only English, French and Spanish are present) and to tap the START button . At this point, click on the A man box if you are a man or on the A woman box if you are a woman. This choice will affect the smileys.
At this point, a short questionnaire will start about what your personality is. The questions to be answered are few and will allow the app to customize the emojis to the fullest. In any case, you can always press on the SKIP item at the bottom to skip the questionnaire.
In some cases, advertisements may appear : just tap the Close button to make them disappear. Subsequently, the main application screen will appear on the screen. Here you will find all the appropriate emojis divided by categories (eg Carnival, Cat and Sun).
Then press on the category you think can do for you, select the emoji you want to send and press the blue button Send photo on its own . At this point, you just have to choose the application to use (eg Messenger), choose the recipient and click on the icon to send . Usually you can add a caption , but this depends on the instant messaging app used.
In any case, when choosing the emoji, you can also choose predefined captions (which unfortunately are not available in Italian). Inside the app, you may “run into” some robots that will guide you in finding the emojis that suit your tastes. Simply answer their questions to get to the perfect image to send.
The application also contains predefined images to send to other people. For example, by accessing the DAILY IDEAS tab at the top, you can send your sweetheart an image of a flower to let her know you love her. All you have to do is press the blue Send button and select the contact to send the message to. However, unfortunately, the predefined phrases are not available in Italian (but you can still change them before sending the message).
The emojis in the application are constantly updated by the developers, so you will probably always find what is right for you.
If you want to create custom emojis from your face instead, I can only recommend you try Bitmoji . In fact, this application allows you to create smileys based on virtual avatars, made in your image and likeness. The app is free but, to use it, you need to create an account or connect your Snapchat profile.
To download Bitmoji on your smartphone, simply open the Play Store , search for ” bitmoji ” and press on the app icon (a smiley face on a green background). After that, you just have to press the Install button .
At this point, once the app is started, press the Register with email or Log in with Snapchat button . I remind you that for registration you must enter your date of birth , email address and password . Once you have completed all the fields, just press the Register button and confirm your e-mail address via the classic confirmation link .
Once that’s done, you can start creating your emoji. To proceed, press on the avatar icon of the girl or boy, depending on your gender or, in any case, on the appearance you want the emoji to take on. Now, tap Continue , if you want to take a selfie and thus create a Bitmoji to your likeness, or press the Skip button to skip this step and manually customize the virtual avatar. You may need to grant permission to use the camera.
You can use the buttons below to change the emoji. In this way, you can customize hair color , complexion , build , eye shape , clothing and all the aesthetic aspects of the case. Remember to press the √ icon and click on Save avatar once you have finished the changes.
At this point, the app will ask you if you want to find out how to use the emojis of your virtual alter ego through Gboard , which is the default keyboard implemented by Google. All you have to do is click on the Show me how button to find out more. In any case, all you have to do is press on the emoticon icon at the bottom and tap on the Bitmoji icon (emoticon with an “enlarged” smile). Here you will find all the appropriate emojis.
To use these smilies, simply repeat this process in the chat where you want to send them and that’s it. In some cases, in order for emojis to work properly, you may need to switch the Bitmoji keyboard option from your smartphone settings to ON . Perfect, now you have custom emojis with your face at your disposal!
Are you looking for new smilies to use on WhatsApp ? The easiest way to always have new emojis to use on WhatsApp is to go through WAStickerApps . In fact, this application allows you to add modified stickers directly to your keyboard (created starting from the base of those usually present, but with different styles and many more options) to be used as an emoji. The application is free, but it includes advertisements.
To install the application, all you have to do is start the Play Store , search for ” wastickerapps “, press on the app icon (emoji with the “Ok” symbol) and click on Install .
Once the application is launched, choose one of the emoji packs present and press on it. Then, press the green button ADD TO WHATSAPP and tap on ADD . Perfect, you have now successfully installed these smileys.
To use them, simply open WhatsApp , enter the chat in which you want to send the smileys, tap the smiley face icon at the bottom left and press the sticker icon . Here you will find all the emojis you have added and simply press on them to send them to the recipient.
If you can’t find the smileys, you may have to go to the smartphone settings and look for the item Keyboards . From here you may then need to switch the Bitmoji Keyboard option to ON . The latter goes in any case to integrate with the classic Gboard one . For more details, I recommend that you check out my guide to the best keyboards for Android.
Perfect, now you have learned how to change the emojis on your keyboard. You can add as many as you like and the WAStickerApps application is updated often with new smilies. For more information, I invite you to take a look at my tutorial on how to add emoticons on WhatsApp.
How to modify emoji on your iPhone
If you own an iPhone and are looking for alternative “smilies”, you might think about using Memoji , that is, personalized smilies that can be created through a special editor. This feature is implemented directly on all iPhone models from 6s onwards . However, only iPhone X and later can use Animoji , or emojis created in your own image and likeness starting from a selfie (complete with voice and personalized facial expressions).
To create a custom emoticon, start the iOS Messages app (the icon of a white speech bubble on a green background) and tap the sheet icon with the pencil , at the top right, to start a new conversation , or select one an existing one.
At this point, press on the stylized A icon and press on the smiley faces icon that appears at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap on the + icon on the left and you will access the editor that will allow you to create your own custom emoji. Here you can select all the appropriate stylistic elements , from hair to beard . Once you have finished making changes, remember to click on the End item at the top right. Perfect, now you can use the custom emojis that will appear on the screen.
To create smileys in your image and likeness instead, you have to press on the monkey icon . Then, just choose one of the Animojis that appear on the screen and take a selfie . Next, you will have to press on the red circle icon to start recording a phrase or a facial expression (the maximum duration of the “video” is 30 seconds). Once you have finished editing, simply press on the arrow icon to send the Animoji in the selected conversation.
Great, now you have all the necessary information to use the original emojis. For more information, I invite you to check out my guide on how to make emojis on iPhone. Also, since you are interested in the subject, I would like to recommend other tutorials that might be right for you. In particular, I recommend that you take a look at my guides on how to have iPhone emojis on Android, how to have new emojis on iPhone and how to make smileys on the keyboard.