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How to use Memoji on Apple Watch in watchOS 8

Memoji, first introduced in watchOS 7, will be making its way to watchOS 8. Thanks to this, you can design or transfer your personalized Memoji right from your Apple Watch. 

Create multiple avatars for different moods, send them in messages, or make them your Watch Face. Interesting, right? Let’s dive into how to use Memoji on your Apple Watch in watchOS 8.

How to create a Memoji on Apple Watch in watchOS 8

  1. On your Apple Watch, open Memoji.
  2. Tap on + to make a new Memoji.

    tap on memoji app and then tap on plus on apple watch
  3. Here you will see a number of options for skin, hair, eyes, etc. Tap on each feature and use the Digital Crown to scroll to choose the preferred option.

    customize memoji on apple watch
  4. The option chosen will be displayed on your new Memoji. You can also tap on the Meomji to see it’s different expressions.
  5. Once satisfied, tap Done to add the Memoji to your collection.

    view expressions and tap on done to create memoji on apple watch in watchos 7

And that’s it! Your personalized Memoji is ready to roll. But that’s not all, you can edit and use the Memoji on Apple Watch anytime you want.

How to edit and use your Memoji in watchOS 8

Edit an existing Memoji

Open Memoji Tap the Memoji you want to edit select the feature and use the Digital Crown to scroll and choose a variation. Tap Done to save the changes.

edit existing memoji on apple watch

Duplicate a Memoji

Want to have many variations of your Memoji handy? Just duplicate it and make changes accordingly. Open Memoji → Tap the Memoji → scroll down to the end → Select Duplicate Memoji.

Now, open the duplicate Memoji and edit away!

create duplicate memoji in memoji app on apple watch

Now, open the duplicate Memoji and edit away!

Delete a Memoji

Didn’t like it? Open Memoji Tap the Memoji → scroll down to the end → Select Delete Memoji and get rid of it.

delete memoji on apple watch memoji app

Create a Memoji Watch Face

In Memoji, select the Memoji and scroll down to Create Watch Face. Tap the option and exit the app.

create memoji watch face on apple watch

The Memoji will automatically become your current watch face. If that doesn’t  happen, long-press the current watch face, then swipe left to find and select the Memoji watch face.

set memoji as watch face on apple watch

Notably, this watch face will also be added to the iPhone’s Apple Watch app collection. So, you can easily share it from the watch or iPhone.

Use Memoji in Messages on Apple Watch

Launch Messages and select the conversation. Tap on the Memoji button the Memoji buttonand choose the image from the Memoji Stickers collection to see its variation. Just tap on the Memoji and it will be sent.

open messages app and tap on memoji button on apple watch
send memoji in messages on apple watch

Creating a Memoji without needing to use a phone seems like a small yet handy feature. However, if you add the Family Setup feature to the equation, these are all small steps towards a more independent Apple Watch. And that thought excites me quite a lot!

Which watchOS 8 feature are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below. We love to hear from you guys. 

Further, if you have any questions regarding an Apple Watch or its OS, share it below. We’ll help you troubleshoot it.

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