Google has announced an expansion to its Emoji Kitchen tool that allows users to create custom emoticons by combining two of the thousands of available emoticons. This feature was originally available on Android devices via the Gboard virtual keyboard, but can now also be used in the Google search engine and supports iOS and other electronic devices.
Emoji Kitchen is easy to use. You just need to open the keyboard and select two emoticons that you want to combine. The result is displayed at the top of the screen thanks to Gboard. The novelty lies in the implementation of this function in the Google search engine. Now, when you type “Emoji Kitchen” into the search bar, you will see a tab called “Red Handed” that displays all of the available emoticons, including facial expressions, animals, accessories, and food.
This feature offers the ability to either manually select two emoticons to create a new one, or randomize the selection and allow Google to suggest the combination of the emojis. Once you’ve created your custom emoji, you can copy it to the clipboard as a transparent background (.png) file for sharing on other messaging platforms like iMessage.
It’s important to note that implementing Emoji Kitchen on the web no longer requires the exclusive use of Gboard. Additionally, this tool is no longer just limited to Android devices but is now also available on iOS, PC, and tablets.