iOS 18's New 'Genmoji' Feature Lets You Create Your Own Emoji

One of the new Apple Intelligence features coming to the iPhone with iOS 18 is Genmoji, which allows you to instantly create your own custom emoji.

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AI-generated emoji can be created with text prompts like "smiley relaxing wearing cucumbers" or "t-rex wearing a tutu on a surfboard."

Just like emoji, Apple says Genmoji can be added to messages, shared as a sticker, or used as a Tapback reaction in the Messages app.

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Apple Intelligence features are not included in the first beta of iOS 18, and instead will become available for testing over the U.S. summer.

iOS 18 should be publicly released in September.

Related Roundups: iOS 18, iPadOS 18

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Top Rated Comments

enjoi52 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Mark my words, Genmoji may be one of the most impactful features to in terms of getting consumers comfortable with AI.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garotemonkey Avatar
5 weeks ago
I believe the Braindead Monkeys put it best about a year and a half ago, in "You're Not Helping ('http://bdmonkeys.net/alac/BDM-Meta_Meat-17-Youre_Not_Helping.m4a')".
"Do you really NEED a smiley face eating a pickle while wearing a sombrero?"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
5 weeks ago
One of the new Apple Intelligence features coming to the iPhone with iOS 18 is Genmoji, which allows you to instantly create your own custom emoji.

The emoji can be created with text prompts like "t-rex wearing a tutu on a surfboard."
That's the power of Apple Intelligence.

Will this put Apple's emoji creators out of a job?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Supercyborgninja Avatar
5 weeks ago
Tbh the Image Playground & this seem really Un-Applelike.

But more than anything, the lack of demo hearing Siri is worrying to me.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
5 weeks ago
Genuinely impressed by this. The fact that they can be sent inline with message makes adding new Unicode emoji kinda useless haha.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagjohn Avatar
5 weeks ago
Enough with the emoji's already.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)