How to Use Memoji in iOS 12 on iPhone X

Want to liven up your messaging? You should start using Memoji and Animoji in iOS 12 on your iPhone X to bring more joy to your conversation. What's more, the animated emojis can also liven up your FaceTime calls.

So far, Animoji had been my go-to option for a fun-filled conversation. However, it’s no longer remains my first choice. Memoji has taken the center stage in my roaster of messaging tools. Ever since I upgraded to iOS 12, I’ve been using Memoji and Animoji on my iPhone X to spice up not just the conversation but also the FaceTime calls.

The latest iOS version has added some cool Animojis like Ghost, Tiger, T-Rex, Koala. To get started with Memoji, you first have to make a customized avatar. With several customization options on offer, you have plenty of freedom for experimentation. On top of all, you can create multiple characters that can fit into the mood of different conversations. Let’s get started!

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How to Use Memoji and Animoji in iOS 12 on iPhone X

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How to Create Memoji on iPhone X

Step #1. Open Messages app on your iPhone X.

Launch Messages app on iPhone X

Step #2. Next, open a conversation and select the Animoji icon below the iMessage text field.

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Tap on Animoji icon in iMessages app

Step #3. Next up, swipe right from left and tap on the “+” button.

Tap on Plus button in Animoji section in iMessages

Step #4. Up next, customize your look to your best liking. You have numerous options like skin tones, hairstyles, head shape, and eyes. So, don’t fail to experiment until you have got the right look.

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Choose Memoji Head shape, Change Eyes, Lips, Ears in iMessages

Change Memoji Facial Hair, eyewear, Headwear in iMessages

Step #5. In the end, tap on Done at the top right corner to confirm.

Tap on Done to Create Memoji in iOS 12 on iPhone X

After you have perfectly customized your look, you can use it in iMessage to chat with your friends in a fun way. Thanks to the advanced TrueDepth camera, it maps your expressions spotlessly. iOS 12 is equipped with new facial recognition technology that enables it to mimic your winks and tongue sticking.

How to Record Memoji or Animoji Videos in iMessage

Step #1. Launch Messages appopen the conversation and then select the Animoji icon.

Tap on Animoji icon in iMessages app

Step #2. Now, choose the Memoji you have just created. Or pick out your favorite animated emoji.

Select Created Memoji in iMessages

Step #3. Next, tap on the record button and record the message and then hit the arrow button to send the message.

Tap on record button and record iMessage and then tap on send button

You can also use your character as a sticker. Save it for the times when you want to use fun faces to express different emotions.

How to Send Memoji or Animoji As Sticker in iOS 12

Step #1. Open Messages app → head over to a conversation and tap on Animoji icon.

Tap on Animoji icon in iMessages app

Step #2. Now, tap on your character. Now, you should see the readymade image of your avatar, tap on the arrow button to send it.

Send Memoji or Animoji As Sticker in iOS 12

The newest iOS version lets you use Memoji in Messages camera as well. You can use it to design your character and even capture its pic.

How to Use Memoji in Messages Camera

Step #1. Open Messages app → go to a conversation → tap on the camera icon.

Tap on Camera icon in iMessage in iOS 12

Step #2. Now, tap on the tiny rectangular inlay at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Tap on Tiny rectangular inlay in Messages Camera in iOS 12

Step #3. Next, tap on Animoji icon.

Tap on Animoji icon in Messages Camera in iOS 12

Step #4. Next up, select the Memoji that you want to use.

Select the Memoji in Messages Camera in iOS 12

The moment you choose your avatar, it will show up on the camera screen. Then, tap on the “X” to get rid of Animoji bar.

Tap on X to get rid of Animoji bar in Messages Camera

Step #5. Up next, your character will continue to appear on the screen. Now, you can design it using stickers or other funny stuff you have.

Use Sticker in Memoji in Messages Camera in iOS 12

Step #6. When you are happy with the result, capture the image by tapping on the shutter button. Now, you can use Markup or other editing tools to fine-tune your shot. In the end, you can send it to your friend like any other image.

Tap on Shutter button and then Tap on Send in iMessage in iOS 12

If you ever want to make some changes to your character or even delete the one you no longer want to use, you can do so with ease.

How to Edit, Duplicate, or Delete Memoji in iMessage

Step #1. Launch Messages app → Conversation → Animoji icon.

Tap on Animoji icon in iMessages app

Step #2. Next, Select the Memoji you want to edit.

Select Created Memoji in iMessages

Step #3. Next up, you need to tap on three dots at the bottom left corner.

Tap on three dots in Memoji in iMessages

Step #4. Next up, you have three options:

  • Edit
  • Duplicate
  • Remove

They are self-explanatory. Choose the preferred option as per your need. In the make sure to tap on Done to confirm the changes.

Edit, Duplicate, or Delete Memoji in iMessage

What about using this animated character in FaceTime? It’s pretty exciting.

How to Use Memoji in FaceTime on iPhone X

Step #1. Open FaceTime app on your iPhone and start a call.

Make a FaceTime Call on iPhone X

Step #2. Now, you need to tap on rectangular inlay at the bottom left corner of the screen and select Animoji icon.

Access Animoji and Memoji on iPhone X During FaceTime Call in iOS 12

Step #3. Next up, select the Memoji you want to use.

Use Animoji and Memoji in FaceTime Call on iPhone X

Tip: There is also an option to add stickers to the emoji face overlay. To do so, find out the stickers you are willing to use. Then, you need to drag and drop it on the face overlay.

Use Stickers in Memoji in FaceTime Call on iPhone X

That’s pretty much it!

Stay tuned!

What’s your thought about this new add-on? Shoot your thoughts about it down below in the comments.

Samsung has also introduced a pretty similar feature called “AR Emoji” on its Samsung Galaxy S9. However, it’s nowhere near Apple’s animated emoji. It’s the advanced face mapping that makes Apple’s emoji standout.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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