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.


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.


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 Roundup: iOS 12


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10 weeks ago
This is like a non crappy, non creepy version of what Samsung did.
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10 weeks ago
That demo was both ridiculously impressive and impressively ridiculous. :D
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10 weeks ago
Seriously Apple?
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10 weeks 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."
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It’s just as pathetically stupid on the iPhone as it is on any other device.
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10 weeks 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.
Rating: 3 Votes
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10 weeks ago
Not the future Apple.

Is this A joke? Have you been working on this the hole year?
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10 weeks ago
Can’t innovate anymore, my ass.
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10 weeks ago
Who in the world uses this?
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10 weeks 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."
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And Samsungs feature was a half, no, quarter-baked copy of the animoji's Apple released last year. I guess it's equally crappy/awesome on both platforms. Although I personally think Apples execution of it is waaaay more polished and usable.
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10 weeks ago
That's awesome! My 9 year old with her $1,000 iPhone X will love this! /s
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