Google adds new emoji and GIF keyboards to latest Android update
Google’s latest Android update has arrived and it comes with a new set of emoji. The company is now starting to roll out the Android 7.1 update, which includes its new gender diverse emoji.
It also includes new home display shortcuts for apps and support for GIF keyboards. The emoji include 11 new characters portraying professional women-as doctors, welders, scientists, chef, coders and more.
The dozens of new male and female version of existing emoji. All of the new characters are available in different skin tones.
The Android 7.1 update also adds new home screen shortcuts for apps. Similar to Apple’s 3D Touch, The feature allows developers allow developer to create shortcuts to certain part of their app when you long press on an app’s icon.
As with other Android releases, Nexus and pixel devices will be among the first to get the update. Which is rolling out “over the next several weeks”, according to the company.
Google added support for GIF keywords to make it easier to make it easier to share dynamic GIFs in messaging apps like Hangouts.
Google didn’t say when devices from other Android manufactures, like Samsung and LG, would get the update but it will likely be a little longer.