Google gets in on the emoji mashup madness by launching ‘Emoji Kitchen’
Likely inspired by the success of Emoji Mashup Bot, a Twitter account that publishes new-wave emojis made from existing ones, Google has launched “Emoji Kitchen” for its Gboard.
As of today, over 2,000 emoji exist according to Unicode Consortium, the leading reference site on all things emoji when all variants are taken into account. Now, Google is putting a whole new selection of characters at the fingertips of Gboard users by launching “Emoji Kitchen.”
— Google (@Google) February 12, 2020
The new emoji stickers are created in a similar way to those of the Emoji Mashup Bot that randomly combines existing emoji to make new ones like a confounded jack-o-lantern or a grinning alien. Unlike the bot, however, the Google designs are created by hand rather than being automatically generated, making the icons more streamlined. Users will be able to “explore new ‘recipes’ of expressions using your favorite emoji as ingredients.” RGA