With iOS 12 you’re no longer limited to posing as a robot or a poop emoji anymore, Apple is now allowing you to create a detailed Animoji that looks just like you – Memoji.
At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference that took place yesterday in San Jose, California, Apple announced these new features that would be coming to Animoji, a hit augmented reality feature that lets you put a digital mask over your face on iMessage.
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When you first open Messages/Animoji on iOS 12 you’ll be greeted with a splash screen that shows your options.
Creating a custom Memoji on iPhone X
- Open the Messages app
- Tap on the Animoji button (monkey face)
- Tap the + sign in the middle left portion of your screen
- Messages will guide you through customizing your Memoji
- Tap Done in the top right hand corner to complete and use your Memoji
9to5Mac have released a detailed walkthrough, showing a range of skin tones that are available to choose from alongside head shape, hairstyle, lips, beards and even sideburns.
You can also add accessories to your Memoji such as glasses and hats.
Memoji are currently only available for iPhone X running on iOS 12 and the release is limited to first developer beta although a public beta of the software is likely to be available soon.