Google launches mini-figurines on the Gboard with your face; see how to use

Gboard, Google's virtual keyboard, now lets you create emoji based on your face through machine learning . The novelty was launched on Tuesday (30) and, according to the company, aims to make the conversations more relaxed. The function uses the camera to take a selfie and capture the user's physical characteristics, such as eye color, beard and face shape. The images can then be customized and submitted in chat apps such as Messenger or WhatsApp.

In the following tutorial, learn how to create emojis with your face on the Gboard and send it to WhatsApp. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12, but the tips are valid for anyone who has the Google keyboard installed on Android.

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How to create minifigures based on your face on Gboard

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp and in the Gboard tap on the face to the left of the spacebar. Then click on the Figurines button - to the left of "GIF". In the row of buttons just above, touch the indicated button and go to "Create";

Open the Gboard Cards

Step 2. The front camera of the phone will open. Adjust your face in the rectangle that appears on the screen and take a selfie. Your emojis will be created instantly. If you want, you can edit them by touching the "Customize" button;

Take a selfie to create your emojis

Step 3. It is possible to change the style and color of the hair, shape and color of the face, beard and more. After making the desired settings, touch "Save" in the upper right corner of the screen. Tap the back button in the upper left corner to return to WhatsApp;

Customizing emojis

Step 4. To use your custom stickers, open the picture gallery and tap on the image you want to use. It will be copied and pasted into the text field. Finally, touch the send button in the lower right corner to send the image to WhatsApp.

Sending emoji from Gboard to WhatsApp

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