Use your keyboard

You can enter text and use images, like emojis and GIFs. To use your keyboard, open an app or tap anywhere you can type text.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 7.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Edit text

  • To move your cursor: Swipe left or right on the space bar.
  • To turn on caps lock: Double-tap Shift Shift. To turn it off again, tap Shift Shift.
  • To see accents and more options: Touch and hold a key.

Use emojis and GIFs

Tip: To go back to entering letters, tap ABC.

  1. Tap an area where you can enter text.
  2. Tap Emoji Emoji.
    • To insert emojis: Tap one or more emojis.
    • To insert a GIF: Tap GIF and thentap the GIF you want.
  3. Tap Send Send.

You can also draw an emoji to find the one you want. Tap Emoji Emoji. In the emoji search bar, tap Draw emoji Draw emoji.


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