Apple Introduces Memoji: Personalized, Animated Emojis Coming in iOS 12

Apple today at its WWDC keynote introduced personalized Animoji known as Memoji, a feature coming in iOS 12.

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Memojis are highly customizable, with multiple options for skin colors, hairstyles, head shapes, eyes, eyebrows, facial hair, eyewear, and headwear.

Once a Memoji has been created, it can be used just like an Animoji, with the iPhone X's facial recognition sensors mimicking real-time facial expressions and head movements. Starting with iOS 12, that includes wink and tongue detection.

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The existing set of Animoji is also expanding to include a ghost, koala, tiger, and tyrannosaurus rex in iOS 12.

Memoji can only be created on the iPhone X, but they can be sent in Messages across most Apple devices. They can also be used in FaceTime video chats, alongside other new camera effects and filters such as "comic book" and "watercolor."

Memoji are similar to Samsung's new AR Emoji, but they also share a similar concept with Bitmoji on Snapchat.

Related Forum: iOS 12

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Top Rated Comments

Pezboy Avatar
78 months ago
This is like a non crappy, non creepy version of what Samsung did.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tkermit Avatar
78 months ago
That demo was both ridiculously impressive and impressively ridiculous. :D
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AnthonyHarris Avatar
78 months ago
Blatant copy is Samsung's feature. So desperate. Lol. Something tells me the loyalist that called the feature stupid on the Samsung, will somehow now find it "fun."
:rolleyes:
It’s just as pathetically stupid on the iPhone as it is on any other device.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kidaje Avatar
78 months ago
Seriously Apple?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Askinas Avatar
78 months ago
Not the future Apple.

Is this A joke? Have you been working on this the hole year?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
78 months ago
Ok, I made the joke before the keynote about more animoji, but having a personalized emoji with the quality of the design and animations that Apple put into this is somewhat appealing. I can see my kids having fun playing with this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)