Use Animoji on your iPhone X

With Animoji on iPhone X, you can create and share custom animated characters in the Messages app that use your voice and mirror your facial expressions.

 
   

Create and send an Animoji

The TrueDepth camera on your iPhone X analyzes your facial expressions and mirrors those expressions in a dozen different Animoji in the Messages app. You can create your own Animoji and share it with anyone using an iOS device, Mac, or smartphone.

Here's how to create your own Animoji:

  1. Open the Messages app and start a new message or tap an existing one.
  2. Tap , then tap .
  3. Choose an Animoji from the left side of the screen. Or tap    to see your Animoji in full screen.
  4. Look straight into your iPhone X and place your face inside the frame.
  5. To start recording, tap . To stop, tap . You can record up to 10 seconds.
  6. To preview your Animoji, tap . To choose a different Animoji using the same recording, tap an Animoji. To delete the Animoji, tap .
  7. To send, tap .


     

Create an Animoji sticker

Decorate your messages with your very own custom Animoji stickers. Here's how:

  1. Open the Messages app and start a new message or tap an existing one.
  2. Tap , then tap .
  3. Choose an Animoji, then look straight into your iPhone X and place your face inside the frame.
  4. Make a facial expression, then touch and hold the Animoji and drag it to the message to automatically send it.

Save an Animoji

Want to save an Animoji you create or receive? In the message thread, press deeply on the Animoji, swipe up, and tap Save. If you have an iPhone 6 or earlier, iPad, or iPod touch, touch and hold the Animoji, then tap Save.

You can also tap the Animoji in the message thread to bring it up in full screen, then tap , and tap Save Video.

You can find Animoji that you save in the Photos app on your iOS device.

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