Okay, I use GoSMS Pro for my SMS, and I use SwiftKey for my keyboard. GoSMS just updated because of a "copyright issue" with their emojis, and now the only emojis available aren't really ideal for me.

I am fairly new to Android and I have no idea how all of these installable "Emoji plugins" interface with my keyboard and/or GoSMS or other third-party SMS apps.

Here are my main questions:

  1. Does anyone know of an Emoji pack that mimics the default Emoji style of Kik?

  2. Do I have to use Emojis from GoSMS/by their developer as a plugin?

  3. Will my downloaded Emoji plugins interface with SwiftKey and show to others I send SMS to the same as they look to me?

TL;DR Ultimately I just want to pick a set of Emojis and have it work with SwiftKey and GoSMS. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it! :)

  • Really you should ask this question to SwiftKey and/or GoSMS – user86581 Jan 13 '15 at 17:56
  • I just figured that this is something that most Android users seem to have the hang of, yet I don't really fully understand yet. It's not just GoSMS updating their app, it's more of a generalized set of questions for Android users who are familiar with custom Emojis and things like that. – Alex Jan 13 '15 at 19:18

I get Textra for better view of emoji and for keyboard i use Decoration Keyboard ... but there you haven't all of the emoji that's the ugly part

but is better than nothing


I modded the emoji plugin to have the old icons. here it is: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vfblirpcuexf7si/New%20Emoji%20Plugin.apk?dl=0

Also, to change the built in emoji to the old type, you will also need to install the go sms app itself that i also modded: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e8nv368ko8t7713/New%20Modded%20Go%20SMS%20Pro%20-%20v6.28-270.apk?dl=0

Hope you like it :)


There is a solution if you are rooted. You can change the emojis completely on your firmware with one single app and one restart. The app is called Emoji Switcher and should work with any Android device after KitKat (4.4).


To solve all of this, I just use Emoji Keyboard.

  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! This post does not contain enough information to be considered an answer. How did it solve the issues? What is it, where to find it? – Izzy Feb 24 '15 at 14:21

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