• You need the Bitmoji app from the App Store or Google Play. Then log in or set up a new account.
  • iPhone: Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Bitmoji > Bitmoji > Allow Full Access > Allow
  • Android: Open Settings > System > Languages & input > On-screen keyboard > Manage on-screen keyboards > Bitmoji Keyboard > OK > OK.

This article explains how to add Bitmoji to your phone’s keyboard, including instructions for adding Bitmoji to Android and enabling the Bitmoji keyboard on iPhone.

How to Get a Bitmoji Keyboard on iPhone

If you have the Bitmoji app installed on your iPhone, and you’ve set up your Bitmoji avatar, you can add the Bitmoji keyboard to your iPhone. This specialty keyboard gives you access to a huge variety of Bitmojis that you can grab and use without leaving the messaging app of your choice.

Here’s how to get the Bitmoji keyboard on your iPhone:

  1. Get the Bitmoji app from the app store if you haven’t already.

    Get Bitmoji from the App Store

  2. Open Settings, scroll down, and tap General.

  3. Scroll down, and tap Keyboard.

  4. Tap Keyboards.

    General, Keyboard, and Keyboards highlighted in iPhone keyboard settings.

  5. Tap Add New Keyboard.

  6. Tap Bitmoji.

  7. Tap Bitmoji.

    Add New keyboard, Bitmoji, and Bitmoji highlighted in iPhone keyboard settings.

  8. Tap the Allow Full Access toggle.

  9. Tap Allow.

  10. You’re now ready to start using the Bitmoji keyboard.

    Allow Full Access toggle, Allow, and Bitmojis in an iPhone message.

How to Use the Bitmoji Keyboard on iPhone

Once you’ve installed the Bitmoji app and added the Bitmoji keyboard, you’re ready to start sending Bitmojis to your friends. You can access them from the regular iPhone keyboard the same way you access photos and emojis, or switch to the Bitmoji keyboard if you’re having trouble finding the right one.

Here’s how to use Bitmojis and access the Bitmoji keyboard on your iPhone:

  1. Open a message, and tap the globe icon at the bottom right of the keyboard.

  2. Tap the ABC at the bottom right of the keyboard.

  3. Tap the Bitmoji you want to use.

    Globe key, ABC key, and Bitmojis on an iPhone.

    You can tap the search field to look for a specific Bitmoji, a category icon for different Bitmojis, or the A icon to type messages without going back to the default iPhone keyboard.

  4. Tap and hold in the text field, and select Paste.

  5. Your Bitmoji is ready to send.

  6. To get back to the default keyboard, tap the globe icon in the bottom left corner of the bitmoji keyboard.

    The Bitmoji copied message, Paste, and the globe icon highlighted in the Bitmoji keyboard on iPhone.

How to Get a Bitmoji Keyboard on Android

To use the Bitmoji keyboard on Android, you need to have the Bitmoji app installed on your phone, and you need to have created your avatar. If you’ve already done that, then you can add Bitmoji as one of your keyboard options for easy access in messaging apps.

Here’s how to get the Bitmoji keyboard on Android:

  1. Get the Bitmoji app from Google Play if you haven’t already.

    Get Bitmoji on Google Play

  2. Open Settings, and tap System.

  3. Tap Languages & input.

  4. Tap On-screen keyboard.

    System, Languages & input, and On-screen keyboard highlighted in Android System Settings.

  5. Tap Manage on-screen keyboards.

  6. Tap the Bitmoji Keyboard toggle to turn it on.

    Manage on-screen keyboard and Bitmoji Keyboard highlighted in Android settings.

  7. Tap OK twice.

  8. You’re now ready to start using Bitmojis.

    OK and Bitmojis highlighted on an Android device.

How to Use the Bitmoji Keyboard on Android

After you’ve installed Bitmoji on your Android device and enabled the Bitmoji keyboard, you can start sending Bitmojis to your friends. You can access Bitmojis directly from the regular keyboard if you have Google’s Gboard keyboard, or switch to the Bitmoji keyboard.

On Android, the Bitmoji keyboard includes shortcuts to different categories of Bitmojis in addition to a full alphanumeric keyboard.

Google’s Gboard is required if you want to access Bitmojis without switching to the Bitmoji keyboard. It’s included by default with most Android devices, but you can get Gboard from Google Play if you don’t already have it.

  1. Open a message, and tap the emoji icon.

  2. Tap the Bitmoji icon (square speech bubble with a winking face).

  3. Tap the Bitmoji you want to send.

    Emoji key, Bitmoji key, and Bitmojis highlight in an Android message.

  4. If you prefer to use the actual Bitmoji keyboard, tap the keyboard icon.

  5. Tap Bitmoji Keyboard.

  6. Tap one of the Bitmoji category icons above the keyboard.

    Keyboard icon, Bitmoji keyboard, and Bitmoji category icons highlighted at the top of the Android Bitmoji keyboard.

  7. Tap a Bitmoji.

  8. You can now send the Bitmoji.

  9. The Android Bitmoji keyboard functions as a normal keyboard, but you can switch back to the default keyboard at any time by tapping the Keyboard icon and selecting Gboard.

    A Bitmoji ready to send in an Android message.

FAQ

  • Where did my Bitmoji keyboard go?

    If you don't see your Bitmoji keyboard, go to the Bitmoji app and make sure you are logged in, then close and reopen the messaging app you're using. If you still have trouble, go to your device settings and turn Bitmoji off and on again, then restart your phone.

  • How do I enable Bitmoji keyboard for my Samsung phone?

    All Samsung devices run Android, so the steps are the same. Download the Bitmoji app, set up an account, then go to Settings > System > Languages & input > On-screen keyboard > Manage on-screen keyboards > Bitmoji Keyboard > OK > OK.

  • How do I change my Bitmoji on my phone?

    To edit your Bitmoji, open the Bitmoji app and tap the Settings gear > Change Avatar Style to choose a style, then go back and tap the Edit icon (the pencil and person). In Snapchat, tap your Bitmoji, tap it again, then tap Edit Bitmoji.

  • How do I make a Memoji on Android?

    To make a Memoji on Android, use someone else's iPhone or iPad to make a Memoji, then send it to yourself on WhatsApp and save it as a sticker. Or, download the Memoji app, create an emoji, and install GBoard to use it in text messages.

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