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How do I make my emoji panel light or dark for SwiftKey Keyboard for Android?

18th December 2015

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! With the recent release of SwiftKey 6.0 for Android, we have a new tip to share.

With SwiftKey 6.0, we released a freshly designed emoji panel – but there was something missing that the community told us about… and we listened!

We’ve now updated the emoji panel so that it stays light or dark, depending on the theme you’ve chosen.

There is actually no setting for this; it’s automatic. When you select a dark theme, the emoji panel will be dark. When you’re using a light theme, the emoji panel will be light.

Check out the images below.

Dark Emoji Panel - SwiftKey for AndroidLight Emoji Panel - SwiftKey for Android


Pro tip: If you noticed in the screenshots, SwiftKey has added the new Android 6.0.1 emoji and is currently live on our beta app. Join the beta now to get your hands on the new emoji!

What do you think about the new emoji panel and color changes? Let us know on Twitter!

Do you have suggestions for other Tips & Tricks you’d like to see or know more about? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

To download SwiftKey Keyboard for free, head to Google Play for Android or the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, and don’t forget to keep an eye on SwiftKey Greenhouse for more innovative projects!

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Ryan & the Community Team