Earlier this year Google added a neat and fun addition to Gboard in its Emoji Kitchen. The feature lets Android users create wacky combinations of different emoji directly on their keyboard, before sending those creations in their favorite apps. Here’s the full list of what’s supported in the Emoji Kitchen, as well as how you can use it on Android, answers about how it works on iOS, and the latest updates to the feature.
This article is being continuously updated as new emoji are added.
Gboard Emoji Kitchen: What is it and how does it work?
The Emoji Kitchen in Gboard is a sticker tool that automatically creates mashups of two different emoji. Each combination is handmade and so far there are over 15,000 different stickers that can be created using the Emoji Kitchen.
To create an Emoji Kitchen sticker in Gboard, you’ll need to start with one emoji. For this example, we’ll start with Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes (😍). Just tap on the first emoji as you normally would and Gboard will automatically list suggested combinations, but you can pick the emoji of your choice to specify the sticker you want. Face with Tears of Joy (😂) combines with the heart-eyes, and you’ll also get further suggestions that follow the same basic theme. Tapping on the sticker will automatically insert it in the app you’re using and remove the emoji from the text field.
Notably, the feature does not work on all Android apps, but it works for most chat apps such as Google Messages, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, WhatsApp, and others.
A fun trick with the Emoji Kitchen is that using the Magic Wand (🪄) emoji will create the blob emoji that Google used to use on Android, but as stickers.
Emoji Kitchen list, everything that works
What emojis work in the Emoji Kitchen? As mentioned, there are currently over 15,000 possible stickers that can be created by the Emoji Kitchen, but Google doesn’t publish an official list. Thankfully, though, that list can be obtained through the Gboard app, and we’ve compiled a full list of what the Emoji Kitchen supports.
The emoji you’ll likely use most in the Emoji Kitchen on Gboard is the various collection of faces. Luckily, almost every face is supported. Here’s a list of all of the faces supported in the Emoji Kitchen.
One of the other major groups of emoji you’ll be using in Emoji Kitchen consists of animals. Personally, this is my favorite section, because it consists of some truly adorable creations. The turtle alone is precious and must be defended at all costs.
Another commonly used section of the Emoji Kitchen list will be hearts, and there’s a huge collection to pick from. Almost any heart emoji will work with the Kitchen, and some will create neat designs when combined with other emoji.
Does the Emoji Kitchen work on iOS?
Officially, no. The Emoji Kitchen does not work on iOS and is an exclusive feature of Gboard for Android devices. Google has never explicitly explained why the Emoji Kitchen doesn’t work on iOS, but it could be a limitation of third-party keyboards on the platform, a limit that Android does not have.
Luckily, you can access a version of the feature on iPhone and iPad. The feature’s creators, Jennifer Daniel and Bhavik Singh, have an online version of the Emoji Kitchen which works through the iOS browser at emoji.kitchen. Users can create an emoji sticker and download it as an image, but it’s important to note that this version of the Emoji Kitchen isn’t as up-to-date as the one on Android.
What are the latest additions?
In late September 2021, Google announced a new batch of additions to the Emoji Kitchen, expanding the list of supported emoji and adding over 1,500 new stickers to the library. The latest batch includes the following emoji.
- Cityscape 🏙
- Cityscape at Dusk 🌆
- Sunset 🌇
- Night with Stars 🌃
- Strawberry 🍓
- Bread 🍞
- Baguette Bread 🥖
- Unicorn 🦄
- Carousel Horse 🎠
- Goat 🐐
- Fish 🐟
- Fishing Pole 🎣
- Bird 🐦
- Feather 🪶
- Bear 🐻
- Teddy Bear 🧸
More Gboard News
- Gboard officially expands Smart Compose and clipboard, adds a mischievous goat to Emoji Kitchen
- Gboard on Android 12 gets circular keypress ‘popups’ as latest Material You addition
- Gboard getting even more Material You flourishes [Update: Theme settings redesign live]
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