Google announced something fun today: A feature from Allo, a sticker package consisting of user data generated from selfies, has been downloaded to both iOS and Android versions of the Gboard keyboard app. The launch of the feature that starts today means you can snap self-help and then bring it into the Gboard app, which will use machine learning to customize it into a fun illustrated sticker package.
In some background materials about the new feature, Google says that a combination of machine learning, neural networks and artistic illustrations means there's more than a quadrillion possible design for the new "Mini" stickers. "We think you have more than one page for your personality, so we have two mini styles: bold and cute. This lets you be sassy to a best friend and sweet to your loved ones (or vice versa!). Each style has hundreds of stickers so that you can express yourself fully in every style. "
Several styles are also coming soon, according to Google. All you do to make a Mini is a self-esteem, and the stickers are automatically created, designed to match skin tone, hair color, hairstyle, eye color, facial shape, facial hair and more.
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Among other facts about the new feature, Google said Google was originally introduced as "selfie stickers" in Allo last year. The launch of Minis in Gboard also adds more than 100 new stickers to the top of the existing collection. As a Engadget report notes, the new feature is another indication that Google appears to distribute Allo's features to its other products now that Allo is being phased out. "All-inclusive Google Assistant features, for example, may be on the way to Android Messages, based on XDA Developers' investigation," also shows the site.
Here's a quick glance at how to make the stickers: