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    Default Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    I updated to kitkat this morning, and it appears that I just now get the ascii for the smileys and such, whereas before they would be yellow /colored smileys. Is there a setting in completely over looking, or is this the behavior now? I'm using the stock texting messenger with SwiftKey.

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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    swiftkey does not have smileys (emoticons/emoji), though they have plans to add it soon (tm).


    you are getting confused with the stock keyboard.
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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    I've only used SwiftKey for the last 2 years and I'm pretty sure they had the base smileys before, like a smile, sad face, tongue sticking out etc.

    Now I'm all sorts of confused. Can anyone using 4.3 with SwiftKey confirm?

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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    if you are using 4.3, you are already a version behind.


    you should be running 4.4


    and 4.5 (currently in beta) will have emojis:




    New SwiftKey beta brings emoji and number row!
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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    Sorry, I meant jelly bean 4.3.

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    oh i see.


    an android update won't remove a third party app feature. it might bring compatibility issues but that is not what this is about.
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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    After some googling, it looks like anyone with sense 5.5 is having the issue. Thanks for the feedback. :-)

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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by Indyrobb View Post
    After some googling, it looks like anyone with sense 5.5 is having the issue. Thanks for the feedback. :-)

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    link?


    sorry i find it hard to believe that sense 5.5 removed emojis from swiftkey; especially when emojis in swiftkey are still in beta.
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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    ok i think we were talking about two different issues here.


    you are talking about emojis as they appear on the text window - i was talking about emojis as they appear on the keyboard.

    swiftkey does not support emojis yet. they have a set of smileys which may or may not convert to emojis on the text app. in this case, it appears to have changed with sense 5.5 dropping support for emojis in the text app; but it has nothing to do with swiftkey.
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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    " it appears to have changed with sense 5.5 dropping support for emojis in the text app" <-- No. Just the opposite has taken place with Sense 5.5. It does support emojis now. Emojis are built into the texting app under Sense 5.5. The standard smileys are still supported from before, but it just uses plain text representations, rather than graphic replacements as before for those. Switkey uses the standard text representations too, rather than graphic replacements.

    If you press the smiley key on your standard keyboard now, you will have access to the giant library of emojis rather than the dozen or so standard smileys.
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    Default Re: Emoticons on SwiftKey / stock messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by pistos View Post
    " it appears to have changed with sense 5.5 dropping support for emojis in the text app" <-- No. Just the opposite has taken place with Sense 5.5. It does support emojis now. Emojis are built into the texting app under Sense 5.5. The standard smileys are still supported from before, but it just uses plain text representations, rather than graphic replacements as before for those. Switkey uses the standard text representations too, rather than graphic replacements.

    If you press the smiley key on your standard keyboard now, you will have access to the giant library of emojis rather than the dozen or so standard smileys.
    Thanks. I just checked that out. I like all of the emoji's. I normally use Swift key, I forgot how good the stock keyboard is.

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    the stock keyboard is improved with sense 5.5 (or is it android 4.4?). i certainly noticed the difference when i upgraded back in november.

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