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Make A Virtual You With Google's Gboard App

Smartphone users who are familiar with Google's Gboard already know that they have the ability to send their friends, family, and other loved ones custom emojis with Bitmojis of themselves. While it's definitely a fun way to spice up a text conversation, it seems as though most anyone uses Bitmojis anymore. This has left some feeling like Bitmojis are becoming a bit stale these days. But those that use Gboard now have a new way to make their conversations interesting again, thanks to a new feature called Mini stickers.

As revealed by Engadget, the Gboard's Mini stickers are designed to learn how to create personalized emojis based on your photos. These emojis can then be used in text conversations by the smartphone user. This is done in the app through machine learning, neutral networks, and artist's illustrations to make up the best representation of you. Every single physical aspect- from your skin tone, to hair, to eyes, and everything else in between- are all carefully taken into account to create emojis that look the most like you.

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Mini can create 100 new sticker styles with your personalized avatar. The designs come in both Bold and Sweet modes, so you'll have plenty of stickers to choose from for different occasions and conversations. The best part is how easy Mini Stickers are to create. All you need to do is access Mini through Gboard, and then take a selfie. From there, the app will create an avatar and accompanying emojis that can be used in your text conversations immediately.

Google originally created Mini for their own Allo chat app as so-called "selfie stickers". Given how Google now seems to be discontinuing the app in question, the popular tech company has slowly distributed its features throughout other Google products. More proof of this can be found from recent reports that the other features from Allo are being added to Android messages.

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If you haven't already downloaded Gboard, but are interested in its newest feature, you can download it on your smartphone for free from either Google Play or the App Store.

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