How to make emoji of yourself in android

The collection of general emojis available in iOS device and Android device is somewhat similar. Due to the memojis in iOS devices its possible to make personalized stickers and emojis so iOS is always in the leading when it comes to emojis. Good news for Android users. Now you don’t have to be dishearten as you can get stickers in Android similar to memojis. Can't wait to know how? Below you will find the instructions on how to create your emoji on your Android device.

Actually, we are going to create stickers but not real emojis. It wouldn't be any different though and also these stickers are supported by most of the apps. In case the app that you are going to use doesn't support stickers then the sticker we created would be sent as a picture.


There are so many well known apps out there, where you can create your emoji with your own picture. These emojis can be customized according to your liking. You can give them a comical look by using different expressions. Facial shapes, eye color, hair, accessories etc... can be selected as per your need.

Without further delay, we will take a look at how to create an emoji of yourself using Gboard, Facebook, WhatsApp and in other app in your android device.

Make Emoji of Yourself in Android

Create personalized emoji’s on Gboard

In Android Gboard which is known as the Google keyboard, is considered one of the popular app to create an emoji of yourself. The fun fact is that, it is totally free and is supported by most of the apps. Gboard minis are used to create custom emojis in Gboard.

Here we go with the steps:

Step 1: Gboard will be already available in your device. In case if it is not, then you have to install it in your device first. Before starting with the setup, you should update the app if you already have it in your device. Gboard should be your default keyboard. If you don’t know how to make it as default then head to 'Settings > General or (system) > Language & input > Keyboard'. Now set Gboard to default.

Step 2: Now open any messaging apps such as the simple text message app or WhatsApp. Here we will talk about WhatsApp as it is a common one. To launch the default keyboard, tap on WhatsApp texting area. Now you will get the Gboard keyboard.


Step 3: Next click the emoji icon which is on the keyboard. Sometimes it would be available as a comma icon or a separate one. In case if it is in a comma then you have to long press the icon and click the emoji icon.


Step 4: Head to the sticker tab which you will find at the bottom and in the top panel click the add icon.


Step 5: click under minis.

Step 6: In this instance the Gboard will want to scan your face so that it can create your emoji. Now allow Gboard to take your picture. You will get a box on the screen, make sure you fit your face into it and wait patiently for few second for it to unveil your emoji.


Step 7: Now the Gboard will give an indication that it has created your emoji then you have to press ‘Show me’ option. You will come across three varieties of minis. Next you have to click customize beside the set of emojis that you want to alter. At the end click 'Save'.


Step 8: You have to open the supported messaging app to make use of your emoji. First click the emoji icon on your Gboard and click on stickers. You will see the sticker packs at the top bar of your keyboard, hit on it. Choose the sticker that you like and send it. This can be used in several apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger etc...


Pro tips: Make sure you add the emoji button to the keyboard so that you can access emojis, stickers and GIF swiftly. To add go to 'Setting > Preferences'. Next to show emoji-switch key you will find the toggle button, enable the toggle.

Create an emoji in Facebook

For all the Facebook user, do you all know that with the help of avatar you can create your own emoji in Facebook and Facebook messenger. Keep in mind that these emojis cannot be used else where other than the Facebook and the messenger like Gboard. The emoji wouldn’t be your actual image but it will be only the comical version of you.

Let’s see how to get it done.

Step 1: Open the Facebook or Facebook messenger app. Go to any random comment section in your Facebook and if you are using the Facebook messenger then open any chat conversations.

Step 2: Next to the typing section you will find emoji icon, click on it. If you are using Facebook then the sticker will be available directly. In the left corner you will find the avatar icon, tap on it. Next click make your avatar option.


In Facebook messenger click the stickers tab and then avatar icon. Click make avatar option.


Note: Please note that you will only have to create the emoji in one app either Facebook or Facebook messenger. If you create in any one of the apps then it will automatically show in the other app too. It will also be available for PC.

Step 3: Instructions will be provided on screen; you can follow it to create your emoji. Now the app will take you through the features such as hair color, hair type, eye color, face shape, skin tone etc... After creating your emoji click 'Done'.


Step 4: Do you want to use your emoji in your Facebook post or messenger now? Then click the emoji icon. Now click the customized emoji that you made. You will come across various types. You can choose the one that you want to share with everyone.



Create an emoji in WhatsApp

What if you want to create a custom sticker of you using the real picture of yours? No worries as you can create it in WhatsApp stickers now. Another tip is that you can created a personalized emoji in Facebook messenger and transfer it to WhatsApp.

Create Facebook stickers using bobble keyboard

Bobble keyboard is another option to create emojis using your face. Let’s take a look at the steps.

Step 1: On your Android device download and install the bobble keyboard. You have to set the keyboard up by entering your phone number (it’s not common for a keyboard app to ask for your mobile number isn’t it? It’s a bit weird.). Now make it your default keyboard.

Step 2: To open it go to the app drawer or your home screen and click on the bobble keyboard icon.

Step 3: Hit create bobble head. It will ask for the permission to use your photos. Grant the permission. Now its time for you to take a picture of you in proper lighting. But also, you can upload a picture from the gallery.


Step 4: In the next screen you can alter your face details. Now your bobble head will be made.


Step 5: Open the app that you want to use the emoji you just created. Click the sticker that will be on the top right corner after opening the bobble keyboard. Different sticker packs will be shown with your face on them. Click on the sticker that you want to send.


Note that each apps will have their unique styles of emojis. WhatsApp will use your real image to create an emoji where as Gboard and Facebook create much of a comical type emoji. Bobble will create emojis which will be somewhere in between comical and real image of you.