Why are my emoji black and white?

SwiftKey Keyboard emoji uses the standard Android font. This means, that depending on what version of Android your device(s) are running and what app you are using, the look and color of the emoji will be impacted.

Currently, emoji are only supported by Jellybean and KitKat (Android 4.1 and higher). In Android 4.1 most emoji system fonts are black and white, where most but not all 4.2 and higher versions of Android have a color system emoji font.

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