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Keymoji keyboard for iOS 8 translates everything you type into emoji

The Apple Watch may be able to share your heartbeat with someone across the world, but I think we all know that the future of communication actually lies in those little smiling faces called emoji that are usually tucked away in a secondary keyboard on our phones. To ensure that the future of interpersonal conversation is not hindered by the relative difficulty of tracking down just the right icon to express your feelings, one iOS development team has released a keyboard that translates everything you say into emoji.

The keyboard is called Keymoji, and it uses a crowdsourced database of emoji combinations that can then be substituted for words in your text messages, emails, tweets, and other communications (via Re/code). As you type, Keymoji will figure out what you want to say and translate it into a collection of icons that properly convey your message.

Users can use the included Keymoji application to upload their own emoji translations for any phrase at all and it will be added to the global database, enabling others across the globe to use them on their own phones.

Keymoji is a free download on the App Store. It requires iOS 8.

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  1. Myller - 9 years ago

    I think there is a bug with the new voice recording text message. If you have your phone and the receivers phone set to iMessage and send a recorded voice audio, it actually sends two messages, one iMessage and one sms

  2. gadgetbazza - 9 years ago

    Can’t think of a more annoying keyboard enhancement that this one???? I must be getting old.

  3. houstonche - 9 years ago

    My only complaint with opening software up to consumer creation is some of the ridiculously annoying/useless/buggy crap that comes with it.

  4. This is so cool.!