Google released the latest version of its Gboard keyboard application on Android devices, allowing users to share Bitmoji and branded stickers in messaging apps or “any app that supports image pasting.”
With this update, users can download third-party sticker packs and/or the Bitmoji app from the Google Play store, and then send those stickers and Bitmoji while using the Gboard keyboard. Specifically, when using the keyboard, users can tap the emoji button, and then tap either the sticker button or the Bitmoji button to search for the content they’d like to share.
So far, sticker packs are available for a variety of brands, including Star Wars, Hello Kitty, the National Basketball Association and more. Users can download new sticker packs within Gboard by tapping the “+” button on the keyboard’s sticker tab.
In a blog post, Alan Ni, associate product manager at Google, said new sticker packs will be released in the future.
Finally, in addition to sending Bitmoji and branded stickers, this update also allows users to send Google Allo selfie stickers through Gboard.
The Gboard app can be downloaded for free on Google Play.