I have the exact same issue.
I use multiling keyboard https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...klye.ime.latin
Once you install, when typing something, pull down the notification bar to switch to multiling. The only thing that sucks is that it doesn't have word recognition otherwise I would use it all the time. I just switch over to multiling and back to the android keyboard. For the multiling keyboard it took me a while to figure it out, but to view all emojis for a certain type, make sure you press and on abc/123 in the lower left first. Then drag to the smiley face. Then long press on one of the emojis for a full list of emojis to use. Select and let go and it will appear in the text field.
*edit: Sorry didn't see that one of you said you didn't want to use a 3rd party app. This app works well and I think it's the one most android users use. I'll leave this post up if anyone wants to use a third part app.
sorry other two pics wont upload.
Last edited by vect97; 10-10-2013 at 11:49 PM.
pretty much same issue here...using android keyboard install emoji...it shows as installed then once refreshed shows as available. so i installed the google keyboard and installed emoji...it shows as installed but nothing.
frustrating to say the least...especially with so many people with same issue and no solution (insert emoji of a middle finger)
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