Injera. Goursha. Buna. Jebena. If these things have a special place in your heart, then download this emoji keyboard and sticker pack today! :) deseta emojis include a whopping 220+ beautifully designed stickers - 146 melanin-rich “faces” (73 male, 73 female), and 83 “things” - that will take your text messages to the next level.
deseta: [deh-seh-ta]: n. an emotion. how you feel when something puts a smile on your face. from amharic, one of the many languages spoken in ethiopia

Q: So how does this cool looking app work??

deseta emojis work in 3 different ways:
1.) a Sticker Pack that you can use while you are in iMessages
2.) a Keyboard that you can use in multiple messaging apps, including Whatsapp, Viber, and Facebook. (Note that these are the apps that the keyboard works best with. As messaging apps keep evolving and new platforms keep getting introduced - such as Snapchat, Fitbit - we will continue to release new versions that will work with them as well)
3.) a Standalone app that can send the emojis through multiple platforms via the app itself

Once you have downloaded the app, you will see step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the installation process. You can always find these instructions again at any time in the settings of the app itself, when you open it up on your home screen. Note that when you use these emojis/stickers, they will be added as an image to your message, and not as inline emojis that are embedded into your text.

Q: Wait a minute...why am I being told to allow the deseta emojis keybaord full access to my phone??

PLEASE NOTE: Apple allows 3rd party keyboard apps full access to the phone in order for the copy and paste function of the emojis to work. Although full access is required, we will NEVER access any data for any reason at any time.

Q: Got it! Is there anything else I need to know?

yes. deseta emojis was created by deseta design, and developed by AntenehSeifu. These emojis are copyright protected, and are strictly intended for messaging purposes only. Any other use, including downloading and repurposing/reusing for printing, selling, and incorporating into a new product, is strictly prohibited without prior consent. Please respect the artist! :)

(Currently, this keyboard app is available for iPhones only. Our Android app launching soon!)

What’s New

Version 1.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Wakanda forevah!!!
Version 1.3 of the app has been updated with emojis celebrating the spirit of Black Panther. Download the emojis today to enhance your messaging experience with some Wakanda pride!
Also new in this version is iPhone X optimizations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

orlynur ,

Fun stickers for messages!

Fun stickers for messages to my Ethiopian friends. I just wish there were more!

BigFatKittyCat ,


While adding the Deseta Emojis to my keyboards in my iPhone settings, I read the privacy notice. Here's part of it:

"Third Party Keyboards provide an alternative way to input keyboard data. These keyboards can access all of the data you type, including bank account and credit card numbers, street addresses, as well as other personal and sensitive information. These keyboards may also access nearby text or data, which is useful for improving autocorrect functionality."

There's more and it doesn't get less alarming. Needless to say I did not add the keyboard which severely limits the functionality of the app. But I'm wondering why in the world would something like this be approved by apple anyway? Scary stuff!

Developer Response ,

With all due respect, I think you may have gotten a little too worked up over this. We do state in the app description above that full access to your phone is required in order for the keyboard to work. For 3rd party keyboard apps developers, this access is the only way that the copy + paste function can work. I wish it wasn't this way - we certainly don't want to make anyone uncomfortable - but this is unfortunately how it is for ALL 3rd party developers out there. There are literally THOUSANDS of 3rd party keyboard apps available on the app store, and EVERY SINGLE ONE of them have this issue, including all of those very popular celebrity ones. If you were to read the privacy notes for each of those, you would read the exact same thing you read on this app, and then copied and pasted here. And as for wondering why Apple would approve such a thing, you should know that they are they ones who wrote that privacy note.

And as we stated in the app description above, and again in the download instructions, we will NEVER access ANY of your information on your phone at ANY TIME beyond what is needed for the copy + paste function to work. This is our absolute word. We did not invest as much time and energy into building this robust app just to take more time and energy to engage in any ulterior motives. I am an artist and a designer, and it was truly my only passion to fill a void and build you a beautiful keyboard app that represents who we are. My partner is an app developer, and he just wanted to make this keyboard to work smoothly.

I hope that with this explanation, you better understand this issue now, and reconsider the rating you gave us, which was due to an issue that was out of our control, and was one we owned up front. It would be disappointing to see our otherwise very positive ratings be negatively affected by a misunderstanding like this.

gursha all day ,

Kudos to Deseta Design!!!!!!

Omg this app is so great! So grateful for these emojis who look like me and my community! And there are SO many BEAUTIFUL emojis to choose from!
PS - DO NOT BE ALARMED BY ALLOWING APP FULL ACCESS ON YOUR PHONE!!! This is standard requirement by Apple for all 3rd party keyboards, including Bitmoji and all those popular celebrity keyboards out there. The developers of this app are transparent about this in the app description and state that personal info will never be accessed at any time.

Developer Response ,

thank you!! i appreciate you understanding that!! and i'm glad you're having fun with it :)

App Privacy

The developer, Mariam-Sena Haile, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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