Google Expands Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen With Support for Unicode 13.1 Emojis

Gboard’s emoji kitchen has reportedly started receiving a beta update that brings support for 200+ new emojis. The latest beta update for the Google keyboard expands the Emoji Kitchen feature with emojis from the latest Unicode 13.1 standard, which was approved back in September 2020.

Gboard’s emoji kitchen gives a fun twist to regular emojis by mixing and matching emoji to Frankenstein a new one into existence. You can modify your regular emojis by giving a new twist to them using the Gboard’s emoji kitchen feature. The feature was introduced widely late last year and since then has been rolling out to more devices. For the Pixel phones, the feature with the new emoji was added with the February security patch.

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen With Updated Unicode 13.1 Emoji

The updated list of emojis includes more than 200 new emojis that made their entrance to the Unicode 13.1 last year. These include options such as Face Exhaling, Heart on Fire (presumably with passion), Face in the Clouds, several new couple configurations, and more. Now all of them are coming to Gboard beta users, for now, meaning that no stable build users, except Pixel owners, can use the new emoji yet. To give you an idea, these emojis are so new that even iPhone users don’t have them.

Alongside Unicode 13.1, Google has also added support for three more classic emoji: Scorpion, Snail, and flowers. While snail creates some funny combos, the scorpion emoji can be used to create something scary. For the new ones, such as “Heart on Fire,” they also create some nice stickers that you can try sending to your friends and family. If you’re a Pixel phone user then you can use the new emoji on your device already.

As said before, this Gboard update is currently rolling out first to beta users only. But it will expand to stable build in near future.

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Punkaj Kumar

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