With so many emojis out there, it can be hard to find the right one. People only use three percent of all emojis available, according to Google’s announcement for Allo’s latest features. The Allo team launched “Smart Smiley” to help you find emoji or stickers you normally wouldn’t use.
To use the new feature, simply tap the “Smart Smiley” button when you’re typing a message, and Allo will suggest relevant emojis and stickers to help you complete your thought. It could suggest the burger, noodles, curry or cutlery emotions when you type the word “food,” or the alligator emoji when you start to type “later,” similar to what happens in iOS 10’s Messages app. Allo’s new feature makes suggestions even before you start typing anything because everything is based on your conversation history.
In addition to Smart Smiley, Google released stickers from the Warner Bros. film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. There’s also a new feature that helps you find new sticker packs faster, as well as background themes for the app.
To match your conversation to your mood, the Allo team added background themes for your chats. If you’re feeling more “Watermelon” or “Sorbet,” you can choose from a variety of backgrounds to compliment your mood.
Google started rolling out the new features Wednesday, so if you don’t have them yet, you should start to see them soon. Smart Smiley will only be available in English to start but will be available in more languages over time. Google Allo is available for download on Android and iOS.