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You can finally make dog emoji combos in Gboard 🐢

🐢 and 🐱 are equal again, and all is right with the world.
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December 1, 2021
Gboard Emoji Kitchen showing the dog mash-up with a turtle
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TL;DR
  • The Gboard Emoji Kitchen now finally supports dog emoji. Other animals and objects are now supported as well.
  • For almost two years, the Kitchen worked with cats but not dogs.
  • The update for this is rolling out now to the beta version of Gboard.

It’s been 21 months since the launch of Emoji Kitchen, Gboard’s mash-up feature that lets you combine two different or similar emoji to make a goofy and unique sticker. During those months, cats ran around freely like they owned the place because they were supported by the β€œkitchen,” but dogs weren’t. The tragedy. The travesty.

With every update and new batch of supported emoji, dog lovers like me have dug into the keyboard trying to see if their beloved pupsters were given justice, to no avail. Today, all is right with the world again as doggos are finally combinable with other emoji.

The update is rolling out to users of the beta version of Gboard, and it isn’t just limited to dogs 🐢. Other additions to the combo feature include the gift box 🎁, trophy πŸ†, penguin 🐧, raccoon 🦝, poodle 🐩, tree log πŸͺ΅, banana 🍌, and orange 🍊.

To try it out, you need to be running the latest Gboard beta and go to Gboard’s Settings > Emojis, Stickers & GIFs and enable Emoji Stickers. Then, open any app that supports stickers β€” WhatsApp, Google Messages, Twitter, Telegram, Instagram, Signal, Facebook Messenger, etc. β€” and type the dog emoji followed by another. Not all of them are supported, but most of the smileys are, as well as plenty of animals and nature-centric ones. Other categories are less represented.

Related:Β How to create a custom emoji on Android

Gboard Emoji Kitchen doggo examples

The wait for the cute little dog emoji, while long and brutal, has been worth it. It can be mixed with hundreds of others for the most awesome, adorable, terrifying (don’t try the spider), ridiculous, and disturbing results. For example, you can make a cowboy doggo, put a puppy in a gift box, ask him to fetch you the newspaper, or appoint him as branch manager. Don’t give him a lemon, though.

I’ll leave you with some of our favorite combos.