Bitmojis are personalized avatars of yourself that are made by you. They are usually arranged into comic strips or reaction images that you can message to people.

You can find Bitmojis in the app where you make them and from there you would be able to send them in a message. However, there is a way that you can have easier access to these Bitmojis by using a Bitmoji keyboard. Below are the steps to get a Bitmoji keyboard for Android devices.

Settings Up Bitmoji Keyboard

1. First, you must make sure that you the apps Gboard and Bitmoji are installed on your device. If not, go to the Google Play Store and download both apps.

2. You will need to launch the Play Store and tap the white search bar at the top of the screen. From there, you will be able to search for both of the apps. Since they are fairly popular apps, they will be the first option after searching for them on the Play Store and you will be able to easily install them.

Install Bitmoji

3. Press the green “Install” button located to the right of the name of the app.

set up bitmoji profile

3. Once you download the Bitmoji app, you will need to set up a profile if you haven’t already done so. If you have a Bitmoji account through Snapchat, you can log in with your Snapchat information.

If you haven’t made an account, then Bitmoji will take you through the process of customizing your Bitmoji and making it resemble how you look. This may be a lengthy process; however, you are always able to go back and edit any of the personalization choices that you have made.

4. Then, you must enable Gboard and Bitmoji on your device. Open “Settings” on your phone. To get to “Settings” you can swipe down from the very top of the screen and you will see a small gear in the corner. Pressing that will open the settings option on your device.

5. Scroll down the settings until you see “General Management.” Tap “General Management” and a new screen with different options will pop up.

language input

6. Tap “Language and Input” which is the first option on the General Management page.

7. First tap “Current Keyboard” in the “Keyboard and input” section. On a Samsung Galaxy, you will need to press “On- screen Keyboard” before you do this.

Manage keyboard

8. Tap “Manage Keyboards” or “Choose Keyboard”. It will be at the bottom of the window that pops up on your screen.

enable bitmoji and gboard

9. You will need to enable the Bitmoji keyboard and the Gboard keyboard on your device. Depending on your device, you will have either a grey switch or a check box that you will need to tap.

10. Next, change your device’s default keyboard to Gboard. To do this, go to the Gboard app and when you launch it, you’ll have to tap “select input method”, which is in the center of the screen in blue.

Then, you have to set the app permissions. Swipe to the left and you will see a blue box in the middle of the screen. Tap that box.

Allow gboard

11. Allow Gboard to access your contacts for a better experience. You will also see an option to set additional languages on the keyboard. Tap the blue letters underneath the logo on the next screen to do so.

12. Tap Done.

13. Once you finish this, you may need to restart your phone for these changes to take effect.

Using Bitmoji Keyboard

1. Open a messaging app that supports Bitmoji. These apps include Twitter, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, and Facebook Messenger.

2. Tap a text box on any of the aforementioned apps. The text box in most apps is usually at the bottom of a page inside a conversation.

tap emoji to access bitmoji keyboard

3. The keyboard will pop up and you will see a small smiley face in the bottom left corner of the keyboard. Tap that smiley face. If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, you may need to press and hold the smiley face.

4. You will see a variety of Bitmoji options and you will even be able to search for a reaction in the search bar located at the top of the keyboard.