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How to change the WhatsApp keyboard

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of the guide, going to explain how to change whatsapp keyboard, there is some preliminary information in this regard that it is my duty to provide you.

First, keep in mind that regarding the change of language of the keyboard used on WhatsApp - which is extremely useful for correctly typing texts in a language other than your own and for having an active spelling checker in various languages ​​-, the operation is feasible by acting directly on the default keyboard settings of Android or iOS, selecting the keyboards to use, without having to resort to the use of third-party tools.



As regards, however, the possibility of change the background color, setting a solid color or themes, you have to rely on third party keyboards. In this regard, however, it is necessary to bear in mind that the use of such solutions could pose privacy risks. These apps, in fact, could go to record what is typed, such as passwords and bank details, and communicate everything to any malicious persons. It is therefore imperative to decide to rely only on solutions with proven reliability, in order to avoid problems.

In either case, however, it is not possible to set a specific keyboard only for WhatsApp, for which the default one must be used for the entire operating system or it must be changed if necessary, acting directly from the messaging app (as well as from any other app that allows you to type texts).

How to change the language of the WhatsApp keyboard

Having made the necessary clarifications above, I would say that we can finally take action. So, let's first find out how to change whatsapp keyboard language su Android e iOS. Find everything explained below.



Your Android

Possiedi one smartphone Android and want to change the keyboard language when using WhatsApp? Then follow the directions in this passage. But know that, unfortunately, I will not be able to be 100% precise about the items and settings to select, as there may be differences depending on the version of Android and the make / model of the device in use. In any case, do not worry, I will try to be as exhaustive as possible.

So, grab your device, unlock it, log into home screen and / or al drawer and select the icon of Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio). In the screen you now see, tap on the wording relating to general management of the device and / or the relative one language and insertion, then touch the item for the virtual keyboard or to current keyboard, select the default keyboard of the device and then the option for the language management.

In the new screen that is now shown to you, tap on button to add new languages e carries his ON the switch located at languages you want to add to the keyboard.

If you deem it necessary, you can also change the order in which languages ​​are used for the keyboard by reaching the screen for the language managementby pressing the button Menu and choosing the option for tidy up the contents. Next, tap on the keyboard name you want to move and, continuing to hold down on it, drag it up or down, depending on the order that suits you best.


After completing all the above steps, open theWhatsApp app on Android, go to the tab Chat, select the conversazione of your interest from the list (or start a new one), tap on testo field located at the bottom and start typing using the keyboard in another language just enabled.


If the keyboard does not appear in the language you have previously chosen, to set it, press and hold the button with keyboard icon, on the space bar or the icon with the globe and choose it from the menu that opens.

Your iPhone

Be interested poter change the WhatsApp keyboard su iPhone, going to act on the language used for the same, the first step you must take is to take the device, unlock it, access the Home Screen e / o alla App library and select the icon Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio).

In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, tap on the item Generali, then on the wording Keyboard and then on that Keyboards. At this point, touch the item Add new keyboard, Then the language name you want to add to the keyboard and that's it.

If you deem it necessary, you can also go and change the order of use of the added keyboards, in order to display the one in the language of your interest first. To do this, touch the wording Modification that you find in the upper right part of the screen Keyboards, tap on the symbol with the lines horizontally located next to the name of the keyboard you want to move and, continuing to hold down, drag the selected keyboard up or down, in any order you prefer. Then, release the "grip" and tap on the voice end.


If you want, you can also enable the emoji keyboard, as I explained in detail in my guide on how to make smileys on the keyboard, which is undoubtedly very useful for "embellishing" the conversations held on the famous messaging app.


Once you have completed the above steps, open theWhatsApp app, go to the section Chat, select the conversazione of your interest from the list (or start a new one), press on testo field, below, and start typing using the keyboard in another language enabled just now.

If you don't see the keyboard appear in the language you chose earlier, press and hold the del icon globe present in the lower left corner of the current keyboard and select the keyboard of your interest from the list that appears.

How to change the color of the WhatsApp keyboard

You are interested in understanding how to change color on the WhatsApp keyboard or, in any case, how to change whatsapp keyboard wallpaper? In this case, as I told you in the opening bars of the tutorial, you have to resort to the use of third-party keyboards for Android e iOS, such as those you find reported below.

Your Android

If you are using a smartphone Android, to change the WhatsApp keyboard, changing its background color or applying a theme, you can rely on the third-party keyboards in the list below, which, in my opinion, are among the best in the category.

  • Gboard - this is the Google keyboard. It allows you to type your own texts by scrolling, to insert GIFs and emojis quickly, to use Google Translate and much more. Obviously, it also allows you to choose a background color of your choice or set a theme. It's free.
  • SwiftKey - it is a renowned keyboard made by Microsoft. It allows you to type your own text without taking your hands off the screen and supports autocomplete, providing smart suggestions. As for customization, it allows you to set many different colors and themes. It's free.
  • Go Keyboard - keyboard that offers a valid automatic word suggestion system and supports the use of swipes. It also allows you to set many different themes. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (at a base cost of 89 cents) to unlock additional features and themes.

Once you have chosen the third-party keyboard you intend to use, to download it, access the relevant section of the Play Store through the links that I have provided you a moment ago and press the button Install visible on the screen.

If you are using a device that does not have the Play Store (e.g. a Huawei smartphone with AppGallery), you could download the keyboards via one alternative store, as I explained to you in my tutorial on how to install apps on Huawei; however I advise you to be very careful. As mentioned, third-party keyboards can be very dangerous in terms of privacy and downloading them from untrustworthy stores could pave the way for the download of modified packages infected with malware.

Next, you have to worry about enabling and setting the use of the keyboard by acting from the Android settings. To do this, click on the icon of Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find in home screen or in drawer, select the item related to general management of the device and / or the relative one language and insertion, then touch the item for the virtual keyboard or to current keyboard and choose the option for select a new keyboard.

Then place the check mark next to the name of the keyboard to activate, fai tap sul pulsating OK in response to the security warning that appears and returns to the previous menu. Finally, select the item related to again virtual keyboard or to current keyboard and put the check mark next to the name of the keyboard you want to use as the default.

Afterwards, open thekeyboard app choice and set the background color or theme you want to use while typing texts on WhatsApp (and not only). Each keyboard offers different menus and customization settings. Usually, however, it is sufficient to select the section Wallpapers or that one Temi and choose the colore or the topic of your interest. To give a practical example, if you are using Gboard, you need to select the item Subject and choose one of the wallpapers available in the list among those in solid colors, those with landscapes etc.

Later, you can use the keyboard with the color you have chosen on WhatsApp, opening the famous instant messaging app on your smartphone, selecting the conversazione of your interest or by starting a new one, by tapping on field for entering text and starting to write.

If the keyboard set does not appear, select it from the visible menu after pressing the icon with the keyboard and tapping his name from the menu that opens. If you don't see the keyboard button, try holding down the icon globe or space bar.

Your iPhone

If, on the other hand, you are interested change the color of the WhatsApp iPhone keyboard or whatever you want change the wallpaper of the WhatsApp iPhone keyboard, the third-party keyboards I recommend you rely on are the ones you find in the list below.

  • Gboard - is the iPhone variant of the Google keyboard I told you about in the previous step, about Android. It has the same characteristics as its counterpart for the mobile platform of the "green robot" and, therefore, also allows you to set a background color of your choice. It's free.
  • SwiftKey - it is the iOS variant of the Microsoft home keyboard that I described to you in the previous step, relative to Android. It offers the same features and, even in this case, it can be customized by setting one of the many themes available. It's free.
  • Fleksy - excellent third-party keyboard, equipped with a minimal interface and which allows you to set many themes with beautiful backgrounds. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (at a base cost of 49 cents) to unlock additional content.

To install the keyboard you intend to use, all you have to do is access the relevant section on App Store using the links I gave you a moment ago, click on the button Get, by your complaint Install and authorize the download via Face ID, touch ID or password dell'ID Apple.

Then, enable the keyboard in the iOS settings, by tapping on the icon Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) present in Home Screen and / or in the App library, selecting the item Generate them in the new screen that opens, then that Keyboard and pressing on the wording Keyboards.

Then, touch the item Add new keyboard and select il keyboard name previously installed from the list Third party keyboards. Premium dopodiché keyboard name in the screen Keyboardscarry your ON the switch next to the wording Allow full access e fai tap sul pulsating Allow.

After completing the above steps, open thekeyboard app of your choice and set the background color or theme you want to use. Note that each keyboard offers different menus and settings for customization. In general, however, just access the section Wallpapers or to that Temi and choose the background color or theme to use. To give a practical example, if you are using SwifKey, you need to select the item Temi and tap on the theme you intend to use from those listed.

Next, to use the keyboard on WhatsApp, open the famous instant messaging app on your iPhone, choose the conversazione of your interest (or start a new one) and start writing, by tapping on the field dedicato all'immissione del testo. If the set keyboard does not appear, select it from the visible menu by making a long tap on the button with the globe.

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