1. JessePinkman's Avatar
    I picked up my S4 on Friday and so far I really like it and am appreciating the customization options after coming over from consecutive Apple devices.

    I installed Google Keyboard and I much prefer it to the stock version that came with the phone. However, I'm not sure how you get emoji icons to work on the Galaxy S4. A few of my friends tested sending them to me and - although it's obvoius they are the same icon - look quite a bit different than what they would normally.

    1) Is there a way to implement the emoji with the Google Keyboard or at least give me the option to bring up a separate keyboard with the icons. If so, how?

    2) Do I need to download an app or something to display the icons differently in the stock messaging app?
    06-19-2013 01:21 PM
  2. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    If u want regular emojis download handcent sms.. And handcent emoji plug in... Also download kii keyboard and handcent emoji.... U kii keyboard is smooth as google and u can change skins and use emoji colored emojis with handcent sms

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-20-2013 12:01 AM
  3. OmegaNine's Avatar
    I am looking for the same thing. So far I have only been able to find "Type out smile" or "diamond" or "heart" and it will show up as an auto complete option. I don't know the full list (looking for that too) but I don't think there is a way to acutally get a picture list like in other keyboards.
    Deanig_12 likes this.
    06-27-2013 12:42 AM
  4. ihbsbA's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=2880373

    This keyboard works for me!

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    Formerly "Evo_Girl"
    06-27-2013 07:34 AM
  5. Carlito Diego's Avatar
    ...in answer to the original question - you can select a list of emojis / smileys for any keyboard you use (in the stock Samsung messaging app at least) by pressing the contextual menu button (capacative button on the bottom of the phone to the left of the home button) and selecting the option to "insert smiley"... that's how it works on the Samsung Galaxy S3 so I'm assuming that its the same for the S4... It will give most of / the main emojis at least though its not an exhaustive list...

    Welcome to the world of Android (and Samsung!) btw and that pesky choice thing that Apple have a deep rooted hatred of (Sent from my Apple Mac Mini! )
    08-04-2013 08:18 AM
  6. greg scott4's Avatar
    when you download the google keyboard an app icon should pop up on your home screen it opens the keyboard settings.
    once in the settings go to add on dictionaries and install emoj for English words make sure it says installed under it once finished.

    on the key board hold the enter key and the emojis will be there

    hope this helps
    06-13-2014 12:46 PM
  7. emad1995's Avatar
    Or you can hold the enter key and it will bring a list of emojis

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-13-2014 04:02 PM
  8. sky_LUKE_walker's Avatar
    I finally figured out how to do this myself. In order to access your emoji emoticons, you need to hold down the ENTER/RETURN key on the Google Keyboard which is located in the bottom, right-hand corner. After a second, an emoticon button will appear and you can slide over to click it. Once done, you can access all of your emoji icons. Enjoy!
    11-12-2014 10:18 AM
  9. uel's Avatar
    Hey all, thanks for the info but...

    I'm running Android 4.3 (Jellybean) on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and I installed the Google Keyboard and the Emoji for English Words but holding down the ENTER key doesn't bring up any emojis and pressing the emoji key on the keyboard only brings up like 15 old school emojis from the 90s like:

    : - P
    : )
    B - )

    But no actual newer colorful emojis.

    What am I missing?
    Eduardo06sp likes this.
    12-02-2014 01:38 PM
  10. TheLegend360's Avatar
    Hey all, thanks for the info but...

    I'm running Android 4.3 (Jellybean) on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and I installed the Google Keyboard and the Emoji for English Words but holding down the ENTER key doesn't bring up any emojis and pressing the emoji key on the keyboard only brings up like 15 old school emojis from the 90s like:

    : - P
    : )
    B - )

    But no actual newer colorful emojis.

    What am I missing?

    I'm having the same problem as you
    12-31-2014 03:40 AM
  11. Ben Law's Avatar
    I finally figured out how to do this myself. In order to access your emoji emoticons, you need to hold down the ENTER/RETURN key on the Google Keyboard which is located in the bottom, right-hand corner. After a second, an emoticon button will appear and you can slide over to click it. Once done, you can access all of your emoji icons. Enjoy!
    Thanks bud that was a big help been trying to figure that out for ages

    If you look at the description on the app store emoji only works on android 4.4 and over
    02-11-2015 03:04 PM
  12. dynamikeb's Avatar
    Works! Thanks.
    08-24-2015 03:58 PM
  13. Grite's Avatar
    best answer so far!! thanks
    11-27-2015 11:11 AM
  14. patmray's Avatar
    Theeeeeeeenks!!
    03-02-2016 09:59 AM

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