A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Both Android and iOS have a similar collection of general emojis. However, iOS has a distinct advantage with personalized emojis or stickers called Memojis. Android users can also create their own Memoji-style stickers. Want to learn how? Read on to find out how to make an emoji of yourself on Android.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

To be fair, we won’t create proper emojis but stickers. Most apps now support stickers, and if not, the custom graphic we create will be sent as a picture.

You can create an emoji of your pictures using popular Android apps. Pick photos with different expressions for a comical feel, and further customize features like eyes, hairstyle, hair color, facial shapes, accessories, etc.

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

1. Create Personalized Emojis on Gboard

Gboard, also known as Google Keyboard, is an excellent app for creating Android emojis. It’s free and can be used to send emojis in all supported apps. You can create personalized stickers with Gboard Minis.

Follow these steps to get started:

1. Install Gboard on your Android phone (if you haven’t already) and update the app if necessary. Set Gboard as your default keyboard by going to phone Settings > General (or System) > Language & Input > Keyboard.

Step 2: Open a messaging app like WhatsApp or Messenger. Tap the texting area to launch the default keyboard, Gboard.

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A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Tap the emoji button on the keyboard by tapping or long tapping on the comma button.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

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

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Step 5: Tap Add under Minis.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Step 6: Gboard scans your face to create personalized emojis. Permit Gboard to take pictures and fit your face inside the available box. Wait for the magic to happen.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Step 7: Tap on Show me when Gboard creates emojis for you. You will be shown three types of Minis. Tap on Customize next to the set you want to modify. Customize your Mini using the available options. Finally, tap on Save.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on AndroidA Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

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

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on AndroidA Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

For faster access to Gboard emojis, stickers, and GIFs, add the emoji button on the keyboard. Go to Gboard Settings > Preferences and enable 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 using Facebook or Messenger with Avatars. However, unlike Gboard, you cannot use those emojis outside of Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Similar to Gboard, the emojis will be a comic version of you and not your actual photo.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Open the Facebook or Facebook Messenger app and go to the comment section of a post or open a chat thread in Messenger.

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2. Click on the emoji icon next to the typing area. For Facebook, the stickers will open directly. Tap on the Avatars icon in the left corner, then tap on “Make your avatar.”

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

On Facebook Messenger, tap the Stickers tab, then tap the Avatars icon and Make your avatar.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Note: Create the emoji only in one app – Facebook or Messenger. It will automatically show up in the other app and on desktop sites.
Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to create your emoji. The app will ask you to choose skin tone, shape, eye color, hairstyle, and similar attributes. Once the emoji is ready, tap Done.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Step 4: Use it in your Facebook posts or Messenger by tapping the emoji icon. Then select the custom sticker icon and choose the design you want to share.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

3. Create an Emoji of Yourself on WhatsApp

To create personalized stickers with your own photo, simply use WhatsApp. We have a detailed guide on how to make custom WhatsApp stickers with any photo. You can also transfer Messenger stickers to WhatsApp if you enjoy the custom emojis created in Facebook Messenger.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

4. Create Face Stickers With Bobble Keyboard

Another way to create emojis of your face is by using the Bobble keyboard. Follow these steps:

1. Install the Bobble keyboard on your Android phone and set it as your default keyboard.

2. Open the Bobble keyboard app by tapping on its icon in the app drawer or on the home screen.

3. Tap on Create Bobble Head. Give the app permission to access your camera and take photos. Take a well-lit photo of yourself or choose one from your gallery.

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A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on AndroidA Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Step 4: Adjust the face details on the next screen to create your Bobble Head.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Step 5: To use the emoji in your apps, open the required app. When the Bobble keyboard opens, tap the sticker icon at the top-right corner. You will find stickers with your face in different packs. Tap a sticker to send it.

A Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on AndroidA Complete Guide to Making an Emoji of Yourself on Android

Personalize Your Stickers

Each app creates a unique style of emojis. Gboard and Facebook create comic-style emojis, while WhatsApp allows you to create stickers using your own photos. Bobble creates a sticker that falls somewhere between comic-style and realistic photos. What is your preferred method for creating emojis that represent yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Next up: Love emojis and GIFs? Check out these 5 Android keyboards that offer cool features for creating emojis.

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