Sponsored App Review: Facemoji Keyboard + GIFs

Facemoji Keyboard is an Android app that gives users access to thousands of different keyboard themes, emoji themes and GIFs. With many, many choices for keyboard themes available in the Play Store, there's a massive emphasis on customization with Facemoji Keyboard, and everything looks good and runs well. The app offers a number of different features for those that love using emoji, including the ability to choose how emoji look, as well as predictive emoji combos that present a number of emoji whenever a user types anything, making it super-simple to send messages as emoji. With a smooth typing experience, as well as the ability to swipe to type, there's a lot on offer here, so read on.

Users can download Facemoji from the Play Store. Much like other keyboard apps on Android, users will have to set up the keyboard, and thankfully this is all done very straightforward, with a simple guide throughout, making things as easy as possible for users. The first thing that users will come across is the myriad of different themes that users can apply to the keyboard.

All of these themes look great, but rather than having a central place to download them in the Facemoji app, each of these needs to be downloaded from Play Store.

While this does mean that if a theme needs to be updated it can be updated separately, it makes things pretty messy overall. This is something that won't be a problem for everyone, but it is something to note, nonetheless. The Christmas Theme that I downloaded looks good, and while not all of themes are Seasonal, this is a good opportunity to show off what's on offer.

Testing out the keyboard, I was impressed by the predictive emoji, which puts forward an emoji fitting for the word, as well "combos" that chain a number of emoji together to make a message. Such as "Merry Christmas" in the example below.

Accessing emoji from the keyboard is nice and easy, and there's a lot of different emoji to choose from, too.

Just as users can with themes, they can choose from different emoji packs, too. These offers users the chance to change the way that all of these smilies and emoji look when sending them to friends and family - at least on one end.

These are also ranked inside of the app, too, which gives users some way of knowing what's popular and what's not.

There are all manner of extra features to Facemoji, such as the ability to swipe while typing to speed things up, as well as all of the different ways to customize the keyboard, even with your own photo, which a few other keyboard apps can offer.

Let's not forget the fact that this is available in 30 different languages or more, as well as all of the different GIFs and sticker packs that are on offer.

Facemoji is an interesting keyboard app for Android, and one that manages what few others seem to be able to do; balance all these different features, all the while offering a high level of polish. With so many different features on offer, such as all the different themes and different emoji that users can choose from giving this more variety than most third-party keyboards out there. Being able to choose from all those different themes, all of which are of high quality, makes Facemoji the sort of third-party keyboard that, while offering features such as emoji, GIFs and themes, still manages to be professional and put forward a lot of polish and such. Facemoji's GIFs, and themes are of such high-quality that it's hard to argue with what this has on offer, all of which makes Facemoji one of the best third-party keyboards available on Android.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) - Everything runs well on Facemoji and there's little in the way of slowing the phone down, even when running a lot of GIFs and emoji at the same time.
  • Theme (5/5) - There's so much on offer here with Facemoji, with such good-looking keyboard themes, GIFs as well as emoji, this is one of the best-looking third-party keyboards in the Play Store, and it'll give users countless good-looking items to work with for a long time to come.
  • Features (4/5) - Despite the high level of fit and finish here in Facemoji there's not too much that it doesn't do that other third-party keyboards already offer. Of course, the idea of predictive emoji as well as combos is one of things.
  • Overall (4.5/5) - With all kinds of different themes, as well as the ability to find GIFs to send to people, and quickly find emoji to send, Facemoji has all kinds of things to offer users, and it's no doubt worth the little niggles here and there.

Pros

  • Makes it super-easy to send emoji to friends and family thanks to the predictive feature, as well as the combo option.
  • All the hundreds of different themes look good, and are put together to a high standard.
  • Works well for those that are looking for a way to send GIFs and emoji all in one keyboard.
  • Ability to swipe to type makes it nice and easy to get a good typing experience, as well as all of the extras.

Cons

  • Installing themes from the Play Store might be something of an annoyance for some users.
  • Doesn't seem to offer much in the way of unique features, even though it does a lot of these things better than other apps.

Facemoji is one of the better third-party keyboard apps in the Play Store that focuses on emoji and GIFs, if not only due to the fact that it still has a quality typing experience despite all of the added extras, which is something few other third-party keyboard apps seem to offer these days. All-in-all, Facemoji is the keyboard app to download if you want to send a lot of GIFs and send emoji quicker and easier.

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Tom Dawson

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, growing up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles has fed into an addiction to everything that beeps. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I love watching the platform grow. As an avid reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android, Google and mobile technology as a whole.
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