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How To Change Emoji Color on Android

Android Emojis

Sometimes, emojis are the shortest ways to express your feelings to other people instead of texting.

Emojis capture different facial expressions. Not only that, a lot of general items, professions, weather conditions, activities, animals, food, etc., are represented using emojis on all smartphones’ keyboards. Making emojis a universal language.

However, most emojis expressions on these keyboard apps are yellow, indicating happiness and hope.

Also, there are times when you wish to express your feelings, and you don’t feel like using the yellow color emoji, perhaps for a reason best known to you. Don’t worry! This article is for you.

Another challenge is, perhaps you just started using an Android smartphone, and you’ve got no idea how to make maximum use of your emojis. This article is also for you.

Now, for you to successfully change the color of emoji through your Android phone settings, it largely depends on the model of your Android or software version. Some Android software versions allow you to change the emoji color by default, while others do not.

However, regardless of your Android version update, I will break down a few simple steps to change the color of your emoji. Do read to the end. Trust me; this won’t take much time.

Method #1: Use the Default Keyboard App

The default keyboard app on your Android is the Gboard. Without extra downloading any emoji keyboard app, the Gboard allows you to change your emoji skin color easily.

To be able to do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch the Android messaging app or any text messaging app on the phone you want to use.
  2. Activate the Gboard keyboard app on your phone by starting a conversation.
  3. Tap the smiley tab situated on the left beside the space bar.
  4. You’ll see the arrays of emoji on the keyboard app and some emojis with a very small arrow on their right sides.
  5. Long press on the emojis, till another skin color of the emoji appears.
  6. Then pick your desired emoji skin color.
Tip

This same method can be used to change emoji skin color on Twitter since Twitter doesn’t have a default emoji keyboard.

If you do not have the Gboard App as your default keyboard on your Android, you can:

  • Download Gboard on the Google Play Store.
  • Go to your Phone’s Settings.
  • Scroll to System > Language & Input > Virtual Keyboard.
  • Enable Gboard as your default keyboard app.

Method #2: Use Telegram App

The telegram app is one of the ways to change the emoji skin color when you’re using your Android phone.

To do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch the Telegram App.
  2. Tap on any of the contact lists to start a conversation.
  3. Tap the smiley icon located at the left hand corner of the text box.
  4. Long tap on any of the yellow face or hand emoji icons displayed on the emoji keyboard.
  5. You’ll see different colors of the emoji displayed at the top of that emoji selected.
  6. Long press and drag towards the color of emoji you want to use, and drop.

Method #3: Use the Facebook Messenger App

The Facebook Messenger App, aka Messenger app, is another way to change the emoji skin color on your Android phone.

To change the skin color of your emojis using the messenger app mentioned above, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch the Messenger App.
  2. Tap on any of the contact lists to start or continue a conversation.
  3. Tap the smiley icon located at the right hand bottom of the screen.
  4. Long tap on any of the yellow face or hand emoji icons displayed on the emoji keyboard.
  5. You’ll see different colors of the emoji displayed at the top of that emoji selected.
  6. Long press and drag towards the color of emoji you want to use, and drop.

Method #4: Use the Facebook Messenger App

The WhatsApp App is another way to change the emoji skin color on your Android phone.

To change the color of the emojis using WhatsApp, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on any of the contact lists to start or continue a conversation.
  3. Tap the smiley icon located at the left hand corner of the text box.
  4. Tap (you don’t need to long tap) on any of the face or hand emoji icons displayed on the emoji keyboard with a small arrow at the side.
  5. Different colors of the emoji will be displayed at the top of that emoji selected.
  6. Then tap again to pick the color of the emoji you want to use.

Summary

In this short article about how to change the emoji skin color on Android, I have explained different methods of having your favorite emoji skin tone changed.

Even though some Android phones allow you to change emoji skin color through the phone settings, changing through emoji keyboards is the fastest and the most straightforward way. This is very simple, though it can be confusing when you are not conversant with Android phones.

With this guide, you don’t have to worry anymore. I hope your questions about emoji color change have been answered here in this guide. Do feel confident in sharing these tips with your Android lovers.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Use the Emoji?

Obviously, emoji is a universal language. You can meet a friend today, whether virtually or physically, and yet send emojis to one another in the form of greetings or in the middle of a conversation online.

However, when you are having a formal conversation either with your boss or your boss’s friend, using the emoji should be avoided except when it is unarguably important. Emoji is not a professional way of expressing your feelings. But when the situation calls for it, it should be used sparingly and not be abused.

Does the Emoji Yellow color symbolize the Asian Skin Color?

Of course Not! The yellow color of the emoji symbolizes hope and happiness.

When you share the emoji with someone else, you intend to share hope and happiness with such a person to enlighten their mood. 😍

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