Simple Guide to Get Black Emojis on Android

Learn how to get black emojis on your android device following this simple guide.

Expressing one’s feelings in the least time-consuming manner has been made possible only by emojis. A single pictogram conveying feelings that need to be put in many words is the rage among avid messaging communities. From the time of invention, its popularity has put a lot of pressure on creators of emojis to introduce more and more emojis for the changing societal requirements. For an inclusive society that stands for the rights of every race and religion, emojis with appropriate color and expression are essential requirements.

If you are already a user of emojis on your android and looking to get the black emojis enabled for use, you are in the right place. Please go through the article and follow the instructions to enable the black emojis on your android.

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Procedure to install/enable black emojis on your android:

There are two ways in which you can install/enable black emoji on your android device. The first method is without rebooting/rooting the device. You can choose the black emoji for each application that uses emojis manually and use them. This, however, changes back to default after every reboot. The solution is to use a third-party app to source the colored or black emojis and use them.

Following are the third-party apps that you can install and enable the required emojis on your android device:

  • Afromoji
  • Bitmoji.
  • Mirror Emoji Maker
  • Go Keyboard
  • Big Emoji
  • Fleksy
  • Gboard
  • Discord
  • Elite Emoji
  • SwiftKey
  • Kaomoji
  • Memoji
  • Emoticon pack


Afromoji is one of the popular emoji apps for using black emojis. Following are the instructions to install and enable the afromoji app for black emojis:

    1. You need to go to the Google Play Store on your android device and search for afromoji. 
    2. Once the app is found, click on install and wait until the installation completes and the open button is enabled. 
    3. Now click on the open button and go to the afromoji app.
    4. Black emojis will appear on the screen. Scroll and choose the one you intend to use in your chat.
    5. When you click on the emoji, a new screen will pop up with the sharing icon.
    6. Click on the sharing icon, and you will see all the applications on your android device that can share this emoji.
    7. Select your chat application and send it to your intended recipient.

This is the easiest way to install and use the black emojis on your android device. However, if you have no intention of installing the third-party application but want to enable your phone to get the black emojis directly, read further to know how to access or enable the same on your android device.

Access inbuilt android black emojis

The following steps are for accessing emojis when your android device is already capable of accessing the default emojis:

    • Open your messaging app on your android device.
    • Click on the emoji option available at the bottom of the keyboard
    • Slide to select the people emoji section
    • Click on the emoji face you intend to use
    • You need to hold for a few more seconds for the skin tone options window to open.
    • Select the black skin tone emoji
    • Once you select the skin tone, the emoji will remain in the same skin tone until you change it.

Note: The above instructions can be used only if your keyboard is enabled to access emojis already. If your device needs to enable the access of emojis from different sources, you need to consider rooting your android phone and then enable sourcing emojis. 

How to Root your Android device to get Black Emojis

Rooting is a way to access and control your android device for customizing every feature of your phone, which is beyond reach in normal mode. Manufacturers discourage rooting in general, as this gives access to the entire operating system of the phone. You can customize everything and overcome the restrictions laid by your device manufacturer. In an inexperienced user’s hand, this could damage the device irreparably and render the device useless. Once you root the device, there are few things you might want to consider.

Rooted device warranty becomes void, few applications don’t start or install on rooted devices (like Netflix), and security threat increases for your android device. However, if carefully handled, this empowers the user to explore the phone’s features extensively, like installing specialized tools to access black emojis. Rooting itself is not a straightforward process and takes a few minutes for some devices and more time for others. 

However, we are giving you the broad-line procedure, which you can use and modify only a few steps here and there to suit your android device specifically.

To root your device, the first step is to backup your phone on your google drive. Ensure the charge of the phone is full. Connect the phone to your Windows computer using a USB cable. USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking need to be enabled. You will find these options in Settings on your device. However, if Developer Options are not available at the bottom of the Settings screen, follow these steps to activate it.

  • Scroll down and click on About phone and look for the Build Number. The exact location depends on your phone, but it usually can be found with other software information.
  • You need to tap on the Build Number six times, and then the Developer Options will appear on the Settings main page. You will have to confirm your security passcode to enable this.
  • Go back one screen to see your new developer options.
  • Click on Developer Options.
  • Check to enable USB Debugging.
  • Check to enable OEM Unlocking.
  • Download the Android SDK platform tools to your Windows OS and unzip the files and note down the folder in which files are available.
  • Your bootloader needs to be unlocked in this step. For this, reboot your android device and hold down the Power and Volume down buttons for ten seconds. This will boot the android in fastboot mode.
  • Once in fastboot mode, go to the folder where you have unzipped the SDK files and open the command prompt from that folder and type the “fastboot oem unlock” and “fastboot flashing unlock” commands.
  • Download the APK for any of the rooting apps such as Root Master, Framaroot, Baiduroot,, One Click Root, Kingo Android Root, and install the app. You need to enable the Unknown Sources setting on your android device by going to Settings >Security. 
  • Once the app is installed, launch the app and click on root.
  • The device will say Success once rooting is completed. Reboot your android device. Your device is rooted.

Also Read: ADB and Fastboot Commands

Once the rooting is done, all you need to do to download the black emojis to an android device is install the appropriate app. Emoji Switcher is one such app. This app enables you to download emojis from any manufacturer you desire.

  • Download the Emoji Switcher application from the play store and install it. 
  • Launch the app and get root access to the android device.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the black emoji or any style of emoji you want.
  • It will download the emojis and ask you to reboot the android device once complete.
  • Reboot the device, and you can launch your new black emojis once the reboot completes.
  • Anytime you want to go back to your old emojis or undo new downloads, click on the three dots on the top right corner and click on Restore Default.

Different applications such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Slack, etc., provide the varied emojis options, which are already in-built. The above steps provide instructions to populate the already available options with customized ones that suit your needs.


How to get black emoji on Facebook?

  1. Open your Facebook Messenger conversation on which you would like to change the colors.
  2. Click on “Emoji” in the conversation settings and change your default emoji.
  3. This is possible only if you have downloaded the black emojis using the instructions given in the article.

How do I clear the history of recently used emojis?

  1. Open your android device and click on Settings.
  2. Look for App Management or Applications on your device.
  3. Once inside the App Management, click on App List.
  4. Select the emoji app you have installed.
  5. Next, click on Storage and choose Clear data.
  6. Finally, press OK to complete clearing the emoji history.

How do I go back to default emoji settings?

  1. Go to your Android device Settings.
  2. Look for App Management or Applications on your device.
  3. Once inside the App Management, click on App List.
  4. Select the emoji app you have installed.
  5. Click on uninstall.
  6. This should clear all the newly downloaded emojis, leaving only the default ones that come with the phone.

How do I get the iPhone emojis on my android device?

  1. Enable Unknown Sources on your Android device by going to the “Settings” on your phone and tapping the “Security” option.
  2. Go back to Settings and search for Applications or App Management and click on it.
  3. Download and Install Emoji Font 3 Application.
  4. Change Font Style to Emoji Font 3.
  5.  Set Gboard as Default Keyboard.

How to create a new emoji on my android?

  1. For this, you need to change the default keyboard of your messaging app to Gboard and access its Emoji Kitchen.
  2. For this, go to your phone’s Settings.
  3. Click on System > Language & input > On-screen keyboard > Manage on-screen keyboards. Select Gboard, and you are set. You can also click a selfie-and modify it to hundreds of emojis with the help of Gboard.