Google GBoard can Now Create ‘Mini’ Stickers from Selfies to Share

Newly reinvented Google Gboard Mini selfie stickers are here for the Android and iOS apps, giving users more fun ways to express themselves…

Gboard users now have another option when sending custom emoji. They can just tap into their Bitmoji sticker collection to retrieve a pre-created one. Or, they can opt to use the app’s latest feature. Google has launched “Mini” selfie stickers for both Android and iOS. The tool uses machine learning, neural networks, and artist illustrations to construct representations of selfie photos.

Google Gboard ‘Mini’ Selfie Stickers Debut

The new Google Gboard Mini self stickers aren’t actually new. In fact, the tech company first released the feature under the name “selfie stickers” for Allo. But, since that platform is already being phased out, Google decided to open the feature to a wider audience.

It takes a number of elements into account to render stickers which look similar to the user. For instance, skin tone, hair color and style, eye color, face shape, facial hair, and more.

The tool is easily accessible through Gboard for Android and iOS. Start the process by snapping a selfie, then letting the tool automatically generate an avatar, along with a pack of stickers.

Mini can create 100 new stickers based on a single personalized avatar. The designs include Bold and Sweet modes, giving users a wide variety of choices when rendered. Check out the following animation to see it in-action:

Google Gboard Mini selfie stickers
Credit: Google

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