With the release of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, owners have access to over 200 emoji characters, the latest added to Android late last year. You won’t need an update or a new keyboard to use the Galaxy S7 emojis, and compared to years past, the Galaxy S6 is easier than ever to find.
Samsung includes a wide variety of emojis on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and thanks to Google adding more to stock Android, you have tons to choose from. Popular ones like tacos, animals, smileys and much more.
Fortunately, Samsung used all the emojis in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and placed them directly on the keyboard installed on the phone. These are easier to find, but users still need to know where to look and how to switch or scroll through all the available options. Read on to know more about the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge emoji.
There are numerous emoji keyboards on the Play Store and even add-on apps that combine additional emoji options with popular text messaging apps like Textra, including an iOS add-on. But Samsung Galaxy S7 owners won’t have to do any of that.
Our video below is from last year’s Galaxy S6 but many of the same steps, places and rules apply. Simply opening a text message or Facebook messenger and using the stock Samsung keyboard will have all the Galaxy S7 emojis you need at your fingertips.
The video above shows where emojis are found in some of Google’s most popular apps, Facebook, and even text messages. Typically Samsung’s keyboard will have them front and center, or a long press on the gear-shaped settings button on the keyboard will open a menu where owners can tap on the smiley emoji to change the emoji characters keyboard. No matter what app is being used, it’s literally that easy.
Using Samsung’s keyboard means owners will have all the predictive and swipe-based typing capabilities, and a long press will have all those emojis. Here’s how to find them in messages, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and more.
Probably the two most popular places where users will need or want emojis are when sending a text message or chatting on Facebook messenger, so we will focus on those two. Samsung has added a one-click instant way to access emojis while using the stock “messages” app to send text messages. If you have installed a 3rd party text application, the instructions may differ.
When using messages, simply tap the “smiley” next to the input field where the message is written and select any of the emojis shown. There are five different categories, and each category has multiple pages to scroll through to find exactly what you need to express yourself. The “Clock” option is the recently used emoji for quick access to your favorite or most used emoji.
Owners can also long press the settings button to the left of the comma as shown above to switch to the Galaxy S7 emoji keyboard. Both options do the same thing.
This same long press and hold on the stock Samsung keyboard will open the emoji keyboard for almost any app used on the Galaxy S7. Certain apps like Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and others may have a different emoji smiley face elsewhere, which turns on their own defaults or “stickers,” not the emojis offered by Samsung or Android.
To use the Galaxy S7 emoji keyboard instead of typing, simply follow the steps shown above for almost all scenarios. More feature-packed with tons of options, including the controversial bird finger and more, not to mention it’s easier than ever to pull and use any emoji you want.
When you’re done using the Galaxy S7 emoji keyboard, simply tap the “ABC” button on the bottom left to instantly revert to the default keyboard to continue typing an email or typing a message.
That is all. Using emoji on Samsung’s new phones is extremely easy. Leave a comment below for any other questions or concerns.