4 Cool Emoji Keyboard Apps to Download

Bring your texts and social updates to life with these emoji apps

Various emoji faces on a table

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Using a basic emoji keyboard on your mobile device barely scratches the surface of what you can do with them. Check out the following list of apps to see where you can download cool emojis.

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Hipmoji: Pop Culture Themed Emoji for iMessage and Photo Editing

What We Like
  • Drag and drop capability.

  • Trendy images.

What We Don't Like
  • Infrequent updates.

  • Learning curve required.

Tired of the same old emoji images? You may want to try Hipmoji, an app that gives you a whole bunch of great new emoji to use based on current trends in pop culture. Want a Starbucks emoji? Hipmoji has it! Use the keyboard to send them via iMessage, or use the photo editor to drag and drop fun emoji on your photos to share on social media.

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Emoji Keyboard 2: Emoji Animations, Fonts, Text Art and More

What We Like
  • Variety of emojis.

  • Create custom designs.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't import to keyboard menu.

  • Sometimes buggy.

If you're simply looking for emoji variety, the Emoji Keyboard 2 app delivers. Use the Art tab to create amazing pictures entirely out of emoji, or check out the Pic tab to see different types of emoji you can use in addition to the standard ones. You can also shift between Static and Animated emoji for even more fun selections to choose from.

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What We Like
  • Design your own stickers.

  • News feed offers updates and new emojis.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires keyboard's full access setting to be on.

  • Some bugs reported.

This is a fun keyboard that takes emoji to the next level. With it, you can create large sticker-like images from photos or web downloads, then use the keyboard to insert them directly into your text messages or social updates. You can even use a photo of yourself to turn into a big emoji sticker. The app also has a news feed where you can get new emoji on a weekly basis.

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IKEA Emoticons: A Keyboard with IKEA-themed Emoji Images

What We Like
  • Unique content.

  • Available for iOS and Android.

What We Don't Like
  • No updates.

  • Some images are difficult to decipher.

Yup, even IKEA is getting in on the emoji trend with its very own keyboard app. You get a whole bunch of IKEA-themed emoji images like lamps, ice cream, and even Swedish meatballs to use in your messages. Keep in mind that while it is a keyboard, you still have to copy and paste each emoji as an image in your texts and doesn't currently work on all social apps.

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