by Michael Crider on
Trying to find a way to introduce someone to the internet and the digital world when it’s foreign to them (and they don’t like computers) is tough. But you can make that task easier by picking the right hardware.
Google used to objectively have the best emoji. Now, they don’t. However, the past isn’t forgotten, as Google’s now added the beloved blobs as a sticker pack to Gboard and Messages.
If you’re using Google’s stock keyboard (which you can download here) or the Messages app, you’ll find a new option when browsing new sticker packs: The Blobs Live On. This pack features a range of animated versions of Google’s classic blob emoji. Obviously, since it’s a sticker pack, you have far fewer options—24 options, specifically, compared to hundreds of emoji—but the ones you do get have a lot more personality than they used to.
Google’s decision to get rid of the blobs made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. This new sticker pack, strategically if confusingly released on World Emoji Day, should do a bit to make fans of the blob feel a bit better about their clearly inferior new, non-blob emoji.
Source: The Verge
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