Custom and individualized emojis seem to be all the rage these days. Samsung has got its AR Emoji, and Apple has Memoji but now, there’s a more universal way of making an emoji out of yourself, and that is by using the new feature on Google’s Gboard.
Originally a feature for the chat app Allo, it is called Mini, and it can be used on both Android and iOS, as long as you’re using Gboard as your keyboard. According to Engadget, there’s also some machine learning and neural networks involved, in addition to artist illustrations.
You start by taking a selfie (obviously), and then all the digital wizardry will happen in the background to deliver to you an avatar and packs of stickers for you to use. Using Mini, you can get up to 100 new sticker styles based on you, on top of some existing ones.
They come sorted in Bold and Sweet modes, which should give you some choices when you’re looking for the best sticker to express yourself when words fail you. The new feature is apparently available on Gboard v7.5, so keep a look for it once your device received the update.