Google brings back the blob for World Emoji Day

Donna Miller
July 18, 2018

In May of past year, it was confirmed that Google was adopting a more generic approach to emoji, dropping the blob styling. This was the first time Android had completely redesigned its emojis since Android 4.4 KitKat “Gumdrop” or sometimes called “blob” shaped emojis were introduced. Google announced that they are bringing a brand new sticker pack to Gboard called: "The Blob Lives On".

You can download the two sticker packs by tapping the emoji button next to the space bar, then tapping on the sticker section, and searching for the packs (they both appear if you search for "blob"). In Gboard, just tap the emoji shortcut, tap the sticker icon, and you should see a shortcut for it already. However, as Google advances with its rollout, they should be live across both platforms for all users over the next day or so. But here we are in the middle of 2018 and the blobs are making a comeback.

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GBoards stickers work well on most messaging apps. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Android Messages are the big ones. Check out the sticker pack by using GBoard.

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