10 Best Emoji Apps Everyone Should Try

Whether you’re a WhatsApp user, or you’re in the blue-bubble group on iMessage, I’m sure emojis are a big part of your messages. With features like sticker packs, custom WhatsApp stickers, and now even message reactions in WhatsApp, as well as a plethora of amazing iMessage stickers, you’d usually not need anything more. However, if you’re looking for a very specific emoji, or you just want to surprise your friends with a custom emoji? Well, to scratch that particular itch, here are the 10 best emoji apps for iPhone and Android that you can use.

Best Emoji Apps for iPhone and Android You Should Try (2022)

Whether you’re simply looking for an emoji app that can bring more emojis into the mix for you, or you want an app that can let you properly customise emojis that you share with your friends, we have included all types of iPhone and Android emoji apps in this list. As always, you can use the table of contents below to navigate through this article.

1. RainbowKey

It’s the sheer number that puts RainbowKey ahead of the curve on most fronts. The feature-packed emoji app boasts over 5000 emojis, stickers, and fonts. With such a solid library of emojis at the disposal, you will always have a ton of fun-loving emojis and stickers to express your feelings.

rainbowkey emoji app for iphone

Interestingly, RainbowKey also lets you customize the keyboard of your device. You can choose from a variety of colorful pictures and cool fonts to deck up the keyboard.

Customization aside, features like one-handed typing functionality, swipe gestures, auto-correction, and accurate prediction make it a handy keyboard app. While RainbowKey is available for free, you will need to spend a few dollars to unlock all the goodies.

Install: iOS (Free)

2. SwiftKey Keyboard + Emoji

What’s better than having a dedicated app for emojis? Having a dedicated keyboard for your iPhone or Android smartphone that comes preloaded with hundreds of emojis that you can use in your day-to-day texting. SwiftKey is one of the best iPhone keyboard apps available because of its unique features, jaw-dropping suggestions, flow-typing, and a vast user-generated dictionary that makes it the best keyboard.

swiftkey emoji keyboard app iphone android

The addition of all your favorite emojis and then some just makes it the overall best app for everyone who loves texting a lot. The app will even suggest emojis to you when you type a word or phrase. For example, when you type “Let’s grab a drink!” it will show you the wine-glass emoji automatically, pretty neat. To be fair, this particular feature is available on the default iPhone keyboard as well, but SwiftKey is better in most regards when compared with the standard iOS keyboard.

Install: AndroidiOS (Free)

3. Emoji Free

If your thirst for emojis cannot be quenched with just a hundred emojis then you need the Emoji Free app on your iPhone available for free. This app brings in so many emoji choices for you that you will fall in love with it. Emoji Free has a large collection of emojis and a wide range of different types of emojis that you can add to your texts and/or emails.

Emoji Free app

You get the usual non-moving static emojis, the awesome animated emojis, and the most wanted emoji art where you get different pictures made out of different emojis put together. The app also features cool emoji fonts that you can use to add the extra oomph to your text messages.

Install: iOS (Free)

4. Bitmoji

If you’ve used (or seen someone using) iPhone’s Memojis, and you wanna try it out for yourself as well, Bitmoji is the app you need to try. With Bitmoji, you can sign in using your Snapchat account and you can create custom stickers with your photos and your friends’ photos to make your chats even more expressive and fun.

bitmoji sticker and emoji app iphone android

You can customise your ‘bitmoji’ avatar, with hairstyles, face shape, skin tones, eyewear, headwear, and even create a complete wardrobe for your avatar, and create stickers based on that. What’s more, even though Bitmoji is mostly aimed at Snapchat users, you can use these stickers on pretty much any app you want, including iMessage, WhatsApp, and others. Plus, it’s completely free which is an added bonus.

Install: Android, iOS (Free)

5. Kaomoji

Have you seen those fancy Japanese emojis and wondered how to type them in your chats as well? They certainly seem difficult to type manually, and you might end up wanting to (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (flip the table). With the Kaomoji app, you get access to thousands of kaomojis ready for you to copy and paste wherever you want.

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Since the app has such a huge library of emojis for you to use (over 10,000 kaomojis are available), you can use the search option to find the kaomoji you’re looking for without having to spend a lot of time doomscrolling through the app. The app is free to use, and you can easily copy and paste your favourite emojis into your preferred chats. Overall, Kaomoji is definitely one of the best emoji apps you can use for iPhone.

Install: iOS (Free)

6. WhatSmiley

WhatSmiley is a fully-featured emoji app for Android. Featuring a ton of emojis, hilarious GIFs, and bone-tickling smileys, the app has got everything covered to enhance your messaging experience on your Android device. Thanks to the integration with all the popular messaging apps including WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and more, it allows you to use emojis in your favorite messaging apps. That’s not all, it also offers you the freedom to customize your library with a variety of emojis and animated GIFs.


Install: Android (Free)

7. Kaomoji – Japanese Emoticons

If you read our description of the Kaomoji app above and were disheartened to learn it was an iPhone only app, don’t worry. There are plenty of amazing Japanese emoji apps for Android as well, and this one is probably the best Japanese emoji app for Android. You get access to hundreds of Kaomoji that you can easily copy and paste into your chats.

kaomoji emoji app for android

The app also lets you create a list of favourite Kaomojis so you can easily access the ones you use often. Plus, you can even create your own Kaomoji using this app, so if you’re looking for something specific that’s not available, you can make it for yourself.

Install: Android (Free)

8. Big Emoji

For the folks who love to have a wide assortment of emojis, Big Emoji is definitely a top choice. The app touts to have over 5000 emojis. Whether you want to use love stickers, funny emojis, or the awesome Merry Christmas emojis, it has got the packs to amp up your messaging experience. Beyond emojis, the app boasts sticker packs as well that you can use to express your feelings vividly. Better still, it even allows you to customize background colors for your stickers and emojis. Overall, if you’re looking for an emoji app for your Android phone that brings more emojis than you could possibly need, this is the app to check out.

Big Emoji

Install: Android (Free)

9. Emoji Keyboard by LINE

LINE is one of the most popular messaging app available on multiple platforms. The main reason why LINE is really popular is because of its large collections of emojis and beautiful stickers that you can use and send to your friends on LINE.

However, you don’t have to use the LINE app every time you want to send or use these amazing stickers because now you can insert the stickers in your regular texts as well with the all-new Emoji Keyboard app by LINE. This app gives you all the popular stickers and emojis from the LINE directory and lets you use them in your texts. You can use the animated stickers as well. The only drawback is that you can’t import your paid stickers from LINE yet.

Install: iOS (Free)

10. Emoji Keyboard Pro

Get yourself a full-fledged keyboard that comes with built-in thousands of emojis for your personal use. Emoji Keyboard Pro is a fully functional keyboard that lets you customize the whole keyboard and make it the way you feel comfortable with it. There are hundreds of themes to choose from and a plethora of different emojis that you can use in your texts, WhatsApp, Viber, and almost any messaging app available out there.

emoji keyboard pro emoji app android

Moreover, Emoji Keyboard Pro also brings new features that let you search for the most popular GIFs and send them to your friends & loved ones, and convey your thoughts in super funny GIF images. You can also make your own GIFs directly from the app.

Install: Android (Free)

Top Emoji Apps for iOS and Android Lined Up for You

So, these are the top emoji apps that could be more than handy for all your emoji needs on your smartphone. Now that you have a variety of emojis at the disposal, enhance your messaging experience. Do not fail to go for full-on customization if you wish to take the experience to the next level. Have any more suggestions regarding any emoji apps? If yes, feel free to share them in the comment section below.

comment Comments 8
  • Reliable Infotech Solutions says:

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  • Eve Hunt says:

    Really there is plenty of Android apps and we all have a no. of option for each task. I like the MX Player application as it is able to play all formats. Cool Android apps!
    Regards: Eve Hunt

  • Jane says:

    On this list should also be creative apps like Emojer. All these sticker apps have the same emojis from the same libraries. You can turn yourself into an animated avatar and make your own cool animated emojis and use them in text messages along stickers and emoticons. It’s fun and addictive.

  • William Wolley says:

    Typany is perhaps another keyboard that should be on the list. It is very simple to use and has quite good auto-correction as well as word prediction, well, at least in English. There is a lot of things that you can customise on the keyboard. And above all, it is super small and is never a burden for your limited storage.

  • Olivia says:

    Hi guys stop being haters

  • Celeste says:

    Are you kidding me? What do you have against Android? Like TWO of these are available on Android! I Googled ’emojis for Android” and this was the first result! WHY???

    • Rahim says:

      You wanna know why? Because only %80 of the mobile market uses android where as iphones are about FIFTEEN percent of the market. Thant’s why… 🙂 You do the math. 🙂

  • nossam yosepu says:

    Always smile

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