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Gboard adds a new emoji fast-access bar

Written by Matrix

With the upcoming release of Android 11 this September which will feature a new set of emoji as announced this year as part of Unicode 13.

Now, Gboard have added support for this emojis against the release of Android 11. And now, Google has also added a new shortcut top bar to Gboard with fast-access to your favorite used emojis

As you can see in the gif above, the emoji fast-access bar (that’s what Google is calling it.) appears right above the keyboard with your suggested frequently used emojis.

You can now select between multiple suggested emojis without having to go to the dedicated emoji page.

The emoji fast-access bar appears mostly on social apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, telegram, and Google messages.

It doesn’t appear on regular apps or search Fields. And can also be disabled in Gboard settings under the preference section.

Gboard fast-access bar settings

Gboard fast-access bar settings

If you wish to try out the new Gboard emoji fast-access bar right now, you can enroll for the gboard beta program here or get the latest apk from apk mirror





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