Also, if your device allows you to change the font to something other than the Android system font, emoji will most likely not be visible. This issue has to do with the actual font and not SwiftKey.
As different manufacturers may provide a different font than the standard Android one, they may not work for you. We unfortunately, cannot control this. You should be able to switch to a font that does support it. One of the most recent Android fonts is Roboto.
Currently, emoji are only supported by Jellybean and KitKat (Android 4.1 and higher).You may not be seeing emoji if you are on an Android version lower than 4.1.
If available, the emoji menu is accessed from the keyboard by pressing / long pressing (tap and hold) the emoji / enter key in the bottom right corner, depending on your settings choice for this key.
You can change this by:
- Go into SwiftKey Settings (either by tapping the SwiftKey icon in your apps list, or by long pressing the SwiftKey logo in the bottom left corner of the keyboard)
- Select ‘Enter Key’
You may need to either long press or simply tap the key to access the emoji panel. If the smiley face is large and in focus, you can just tap. If it is on the top of the key and looks more faint, you need to press and hold to access the emoji panel.
Once you open the panel, just scroll through, choose the emoji you would like to use, and tap to enter into the text field. Or you can return to the normal keyboard panel by tapping the “abc” or “123” key.
See the how-to video below: