Emoji are a fun way to communicate a variety of concepts to your friends — but they’re not perfect. As a key example: there is, sadly, no pug emoji.
Thankfully, as of iOS 10, Apple has introduced the ability to download and install third-party stickers and apps for Messages.
Since developers can basically create any sort of sticker pack that they wish, there are — as expected — a wide variety of pug-themed apps, stickers and emoji you can install and use. Here’s how.
How to Get Pug Emoji in iOS 11
Choose a Contact you want to send awesome pug stickers to.
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the App Drawer.
Tap on the App Store logo and tap “Visit Store”.
Tap the Search icon, and type in “pug” or some derivative of that.
Find the pug pack you’d like to download. Some are free, many aren’t — but choose whichever one speaks to you.
When you do, tap “Get”. Use Touch ID to confirm your download.
Once it’s installed, you’ll see the sticker pack at the bottom of the App Drawer in Messages.
From here, you’ll be able to use the third-party stickers in any conversation with other iMessage users running iOS 10 or iOS 11.
Just open the sticker pack and tap on an emoji to send as a message, or drag and drop them onto a conversation bubble to use as a sticker.
How to Get Pug Emoji in iOS 10
In Messages, tap on the right-facing Arrow next to the text input.
Tap on the App Store icon.
Tap on the four-dot icon in the bottom left.
Tap on Store.
From here, the process is the same. Tap on the Search icon, type in “pug,” and download the pack you like best.
But What About (Other Dog Breed)?
For other dog lovers besides pug-fanatics, you can rest assured that there are tons of other options spanning many different dogs breeds.
- For German Shepherd lovers, there’s GSDmoji ($2.99).
- Fans of Golden Retrievers will find options such as Golden Retriever Illustrated Stickers ($0.99).
- There’s also CollieMoji ($1.99), as well as Labrador Retriever ($0.99) and French Bulldog sticker packs ($1.99).
- Again, rather sadly, there doesn’t appear to be an “Australian Shepherd” sticker pack yet — though maybe some intrepid app developer out there could correct that?