How to Change Emojis on Android

Emojis have become very popular over the past few years, particularly among teenagers and young adults. This article will guide you to easily change emojis on your Android devices in order for you to find the best emoji sets suitable for you as there is a wide variety of emoji sets to be used and each person have their own preference.

What is Emoji?

Emojis are a type of graphic icon that can be used on mobile phones to express emotions in text messages, emails, and social media posts. They come in various shapes with corresponding facial expressions (smiling faces, frowning faces, thumbs up signs), along with assorted body parts (arms and legs). Emojis have been around since the early days of cell phone communication but their popularity has exploded in recent years as they’ve become an increasingly popular way to communicate across cultures.

You can use emoji in text messages and social media by selecting the text in which you want to insert the emoji and selecting the appropriate option from the menu that appears. For example, if you want to insert a smiley face, you would select “Smiley Face” from the menu and the smiley face would appear in the text. You can also use emoji in a sentence by starting the sentence with “emoji” and then following the sentence with the emoji you want to use. For example, “I had a great time at the party. ;)” would include a smiley face in the text.

Change Emojis with Root

In order to change emojis, your smartphone must first have root permission. If you don’t have root permission, click here to learn how to get root permission. Do note that root access is the fastest and simplest way to change emojis as these emojis reside in root system.

Emoji Replacer

Emoji Replacer is an app that enables users to change emojis on their devices, helps them switch to other emoji sets such as Android 12L emojis, Twitter emojis, Facebook emojis and so on. The advantages of using an emoji replacer app include the ability to customize the appearance of emoji characters and the ability to change the appearance of emoji characters to better match the user’s preferences.

Click here to download the Emoji Replacer app.

RKBDI Emojis Magisk module

RKBDI is a designer that also works with Gboard themes. He has certain Magisk modules that are built to replace the emoji set in your Android device simply by flashing and rebooting.

You can access these Magisk modules from his dedicated XDA topic

Change Emojis without Root

Unlike the rooted method, you do not have to fundamentally change anything in your Android device in order to change emojis. Rather than implementing the changes into the root system, these apps will simply use theming engines to apply new emojis. However, without a proper theme engine, root is your best friend!

ZFont 3

ZFont 3 app is a typeface design software that helps users to create and manage fonts with ease. This app comes in handy when you want to use different typefaces on your webpages, presentations, or any other project. One of the best things about this font app is its versatility; you can use it for creating custom fonts as well as changing emojis, which are essentially fonts themselves. App works using the stock theming engine of your ROM, so if you do not have a theme engine like in MIUI, OneUI and such, you will need to use Magisk app, meaning you will need root in order to change emojis.

ZFont 3, unlike others on the list, offers a wide variety of emoji sets that you can pick from:

You can install this application on your device searching through Play Store or via this link.


Textra is an app that is used for sending and receiving texts. The app enables communication between individuals who are located in different parts of the world. It is a convenient way of staying in touch with family, friends, and loved ones. It also provides users with a range of tools that help them stay connected wherever they are. This app unfortunately is just a messaging app, so you will not be able to change emojis system wide, any emoji changes inside the app settings will only be applicable for the app itself.

You can install this application on your device searching through Play Store or via this link.


To change emojis on your Android devices is actually a fairly easy process but only if you have root permissions. Without the root permission, your only option is to use the theme engine implemented on your ROM in order to switch between emojis. If you like using emojis, read next How To Install Xiaomi Memoji Feature in 2022! Easy and Fun content to know more about Memoji feature, which is a feature that comes with Xiaomi devices that revolutionize the use of emojis

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