A Flutter package that provides an Emoji picker widget with 1500+ emojis in 8 categories

Key features

  • Lightweight Package
  • Faster Loading
  • Null-safety
  • Completely customizable
  • Material Design and Cupertino mode
  • Emojis that cannot be displayed are filtered out (Android Only)
  • Optional recently used emoji tab

Getting Started

    onEmojiSelected: (category, emoji) {
        // Do something when emoji is tapped
    onBackspacePressed: () {
        // Backspace-Button tapped logic
        // Remove this line to also remove the button in the UI
    config: Config(
        columns: 7,
        emojiSizeMax: 32.0,
        verticalSpacing: 0,
        horizontalSpacing: 0,
        initCategory: Category.RECENT,
        bgColor: Color(0xFFF2F2F2),
        indicatorColor: Colors.blue,
        iconColor: Colors.grey,
        iconColorSelected: Colors.blue,
        progressIndicatorColor: Colors.blue,
        showRecentsTab: true,
        recentsLimit: 28,
        noRecentsText: "No Recents",
            const TextStyle(fontSize: 20, color: Colors.black26),
        categoryIcons: const CategoryIcons(),
        buttonMode: ButtonMode.MATERIAL

See the demo for more detailed sample project.


property description default
columns Number of emojis per row 7
emojiSizeMax Width and height the emoji will be maximal displayed 32.0
verticalSpacing Verical spacing between emojis ToastGravity.BOTTOM
horizontalSpacing Horizontal spacing between emojis 0
initCategory The initial Category that will be selected Category.RECENT
bgColor The background color of the Widget Color(0xFFF2F2F2)
indicatorColor The color of the category indicator Colors.blue
iconColor The color of the category icons Colors.grey
iconColorSelected The color of the category icon when selected Colors.blue
progressIndicatorColor The color of the loading indicator during initalization Colors.blue
backspaceColor The color of the backspace icon button Colors.blue
showRecentsTab Show extra tab with recently used emoji true
recentsLimit Limit of recently used emoji that will be saved 28
noRecentsText The text to be displayed if no recent emojis to display "No Recents"
noRecentsStyle The text style for [noRecentsText] TextStyle(fontSize: 20, color: Colors.black26)
categoryIcons Determines the icon to display for each Category. You can change icons by setting them in the constructor. CategoryIcons()
buttonMode Choose between Material and Cupertino button style ButtonMode.MATERIAL


You can add an Backspace-Button to the end category list by adding the callback method onBackspacePressed: () { } to the EmojiPicker-Widget. This will make it easier for your user to remove an added Emoji without showing the keyboard. Check out the example for more details about usage.

Custom view

The appearance is completely customizable by setting customWidget property. If properties in Config are not enough you can inherit from EmojiPickerBuilder (recommended but not necessary) to make further adjustments.

class CustomView extends EmojiPickerBuilder {
    CustomView(Config config, EmojiViewState state) : super(config, state);

    _CustomViewState createState() => _CustomViewState();

class _CustomViewState extends State<CustomView> {
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        // TODO: implement build
        // Access widget.config and widget.state
        return Container();

    onEmojiSelected: (category, emoji) { /* ...*/ },
    config: Config( /* ...*/ ),
    customWidget: (config, state) => CustomView(config, state),