Android Emoji Kitchen update lets you customize emoji in 14,000 new ways

Android Emoji Kitchen
Google's example of how to use Emoji Kitchen (Image credit: Google)

Ever think there aren't enough emoji on your smartphone? While new options get added every year, Google has come up with a way to help you express yourself by customizing emojis that you already have on your phone.

Android Emoji Kitchen was unveiled in February this year giving the option to combine certain elements of different emojis, but now an update has expanded the feature bringing 14,000 new options.

Why would you want this? It allows you to take elements such as the shocked face and combine it with the ghost so you can change the expression on certain emojis and more. Some of the options aren't the best, and we've managed to make some pretty weird combinations, but with 14,000 choices there's a lot to experiment with.

Google highlighted new options as the ability to combine the globe emoji with the face mask (like you can see in the image above), giving you the option of a planet that looks sick with a face mask over the top.

This update began rolling out for Gboard beta users in October, but if you weren't part of that beta, Google has now confirmed the update will be rolling out for all in the coming weeks. We don't have a specific time just yet though.

It'll be available to all those with Android devices running Android 6 and above, but it won't be available on Gboard for iOS so iPhone users miss out on this one.

James Peckham

James is the Editor-in-Chief at Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.