After Emojis, Selfie stickers are the new best way to customize your expressions.

Posted by Shruti Saraf
September 13, 2017

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Emojis have spread at an astonishing rate, the icons were first introduced to mobile phone users in Japan in 1999 (the word emoji means “picture character” in Japanese), but were not made available internationally until 2011, when Apple introduced its emoji keyboard. Samsung, the world’s biggest-selling smartphone manufacturer, did not make emojis standard until two years later.

Communication has changed its language with new digital form of emojis, stickers and GIFs and making it much more interesting and simpler. The next growth curve in messaging seems to be in keyboard apps that can create custom emojis and GIFs. Let us explore the world of dynamic GIFs. If you like to gear up your online conversation with creative stickers and GIFs to the next level, then you’ll be glad to know there are dedicated apps out there which offer access to entire libraries of fun stickers or you can create your own story. Bobble Keyboard, a fun app designed to replace your standard keyboard in order provide you the all new experience of online conversation. Bobble Keyboard has seen great adoption, and the team estimates that they have had over eight million installs so far, with a user base of millennials that are younger than even Snapchat’s

Bobble is currently free to download and use. Having achieved an ideal user base, the startup is exploring different means to monetise on both the B2B and B2C fronts.It is probably no exaggeration to say that, these days, anyone who uses the internet on their phone understands the power of emojis, stickers and GIFs. Google has also the latest Gboard for Android update comes with support for downloadable stickers and Bitmoji that can be used in any app that supports image pasting.

On an average users’ spent more than 2 hours a day on social and messaging applications, sending billions and billions of messages per day. Only two platforms Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp process more than 60 billions messages a day . Recent researches show ninety two percent of the users use emojis seventy percent of the time. Three billions of them are shared every day on different platforms. The phenomenon is so strong that even giant like Facebook, which is credited with building social behavior on the Internet, had to change itself when it launched emojis on its platform. It is more convenient for users to communicate, in fact express. Adding emojis to the Facebook post can increase number of likes by fifty seven percent and comment and shares by thirty three percent. 

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