July 5, 2022

Gboard could be called one of Google’s most underappreciated tools. It’s much more than an outstanding keyboard for your Android phone. You can convert speech to text, invent entirely new emojis, translate foreign languages, and accomplish so much more using Gboard. We’ve rounded off the top 10 Gboard tips and tricks that you need to know in order to master Google’s keyboard app. Let’s begin!

Create emoji mashups using Emoji Kitchen

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Google went all out with the fantastic Emoji Kitchen for Gboard. Think of it as an experimental keyboard lab where you can cook up brand new emoji creations combining two or three emojis.

To use Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen feature, head to any messaging app where you can type. Once Gboard opens up, press and hold the comma key and slide up to select the tiny little emoji icon that pops up.

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Next, tap to select any two emojis of your choice. Emoji mashups based on your selections will show up in Gboard. Choose the combination that you like and tap it to send it.