The outstanding new feature in, Memoji were the star of . Even Tim Cook had one.
Expect these exuberant, customizable animated faces to pop up in your iMessages and even FaceTime calls when iOS rolls out later this year. Let's see how they work.
As a reminder, iOS 12 is currently available in beta. It's likely that features will change and look different by the time it's released this fall. We will update this article as needed until then.
What is a Memoji?
Memoji have the same basic look and feel of Animoji, but instead of a dragon or a tiger, you get to design and create a human character who looks like you, or looks however you want.
As shown during the WWDC keynote, creating a Memoji is done in the Messages app. Tap on the Animoji app icon, then tap the "+" icon.
From there, you can customize your Memoji. Options include skin color, hairstyle, head shape, eyes, brows, nose and lips, ears, facial hair, eyewear and headwear.
If you want to be mauve with a multicolored mohawk and a monocle, well, you do you. You can make as many Memoji as you want. As you adjust and edit your character, changes are reflected in real time.
You can record 30-second video clips of your Memoji talking (or singing!) and send it in a conversation, just as you would any other Animoji.
But with the new Messages camera effects feature, you can also replace your head with a Memoji head for a photo or video. And starting with iOS 12, you can even use a Memoji during acall.
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