TouchPal Keyboard has just received a major update that makes it more fun, customizable, and useful.
Perhaps most notably, the latest update to the popular third-party keyboard app adds support for emoji art and emoticons.
With TouchPal, instead of switching keyboards, you just have to long-press the enter key to access the app’s collection of more than 800 emoji characters. And now, doing so also gives you access to the app’s collection of emoji art for different emotions, times of day, occasions, and whatnot, and a separate collection of classic smileys and text-based emoticons.
The new version of TouchPal also features support for keyboard font customization. Now, you can pick the font for the TouchPal keyboard from several font options, in addition to choosing the keyboard theme.
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The new TouchPal update also adds a new thumb-friendly T12 layout for Chinese Pinyin and delivers stability and performance improvements.
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