Android Emoji Support

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Android supported emoji in version 4.1 and above with Android 4.4 KitKat or above required to display color emoji.

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Emoji Keyboard

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was the first release to include a built-in keyboard (iWnn IME), and Android 4.4 KitKat was the first to include a color emoji keyboard.

Versions of Android prior to 4.3 require the use of a third-party keyboard app to insert emoji.

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Android 4.4 KitKat includes full color emoji support - and emoji built into the standard keyboard.

Note: the steps below are for the stock keyboard provided by Google for the Nexus line.

1. When the standard keyboard is showing, tap the smiley/emoji button in the bottom-right to enable the emoji keyboard

2. Tap any emoji to insert

3. To see more emoji characters, scroll horizontally, or tap a different category header across the top of the keyboard

4. To return to the regular keyboard, tap the keyboard button

5. That’s it! Enjoy your emoji.

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