Google is bringing Gboard’s custom text stickers to more Android users

Google is expanding its custom text stickers to Android users who use the US-English version of its Gboard keyboard. Previously, only Google Pixel users had access to the feature, which lets you create and send personalised stickers by typing in your own text and choosing a premade design. In addition to expanding custom stickers, Google is also introducing over 1,600 new summer-themed mashups. You can use the feature by simply typing in an emoji (or two) into a message, and then seeing what kind of mashups you can translate into stickers. The result is fun with unconventional emoji combinations. Aside from Gboard, Google is rolling out new features to two of its apps: Sound Amplifier and Lookout. Sound Amplifier, which is designed to amplify specific sounds for people who have hearing difficulties, is getting a redesigned user interface, improved background noise reduction, and “faster and more accurate” sound. For Lookout, an app built to help people who are visually impaired, Google is adding an offline mode, as well as a way for users to hear a description of an image from within “just about any” app or browser.