That's why I made Google Keyboard Custom Smilies (from now, GKCS)
Here's what it does:
- Adds 124 preset "dongers" to the emoji keyboard's ":)" tab
- Limits the length of keyboard characters to 4, to prevent the UI looking horrible. Inputs are normal.
- Allows you to set your own labels for the inputs
You can also add your own custom text. It can be anything, from "" to the navy seals copypasta
And of course, it's fully customizable (order, delete what you don't want) and is material designed.
Please note that the inputting of Unicode symbols used in most of the emoticons requires the app to actually support them. If it doesn't, there's nothing I can do.
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Download the attached zip
Copy the xml to /data/data/com.quinny898.xposed.googlekeyboardcustomsmileys/shared_prefs/ (if this doesn't exist, run the app first)