Use Memoji on your iPhone X or later

Create a Memoji to match your personality and mood. Then make as many alter egos as you want in Messages and FaceTime.

Memoji

 

create a memoji

Create your Memoji

  1. On your iPhone X or later, open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap animoji icon, then swipe right and tap New Memoji add new memoji.
  3. Then customize the features of your Memoji—like skintone, hairstyle, eyes, and more.
  4. Tap Done.

You need an iPhone X or later to create and send a Memoji.

Use your Memoji

Now it's time to put your Memoji to use in Messages or FaceTime.

memoji with messages

Messages

To send an animated Memoji or a Memoji sticker:

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap animoji icon
  3. Swipe left to pick your Memoji. Then look into your iPhone.
  4. Tap record icon to record and stop recording to stop. You can record for 30 seconds. To choose a different Memoji with the same recording, tap another Memoji that you created. To create a Memoji sticker, touch and hold the Memoji and drag it to the message thread. To delete a Memoji, tap delete icon.
  5. Tap send icon to send.

FaceTime

  1. Open FaceTime and make a call. 
  2. When the call starts, tap effects icon.
  3. Tap the Memoji that you want to use.
  4. Continue your FaceTime call with your customized memoji or tap x icon to continue without a Memoji or go back to the FaceTime menu.

To change your Animoji or Memoji, or to remove it during a FaceTime call, repeat steps 2-4.

 

Use your Memoji with Camera Effects

With Camera Effects in iOS 12, you can liven up your conversations even more. Quickly create and share a photo or video with Memoji:

  1. Open Messages and tap write message to create a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap camera icon, then take a photo or video.
  3. Tap effects icon, tap animoji icon , then pick the Memoji* that you want to use. You can add more effects to your photo or video.
  4. After you pick your Memoji, tap x icon in the bottom-right corner, then tap gray circle icon.
  5. Tap blue send icon to send or tap Done to add a personal message before you send your photo. If you don't want to send the photo, tap x icon in the upper-right corner of the photo.

* You need an iPhone X or later to use Animoji and Memoji.

Manage your Memojis

Want to change a Memoji you already created? You can edit the features or duplicate an existing Memoji with new features, or delete a Memoji.

  1. Open Messages and tap compose message to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap animoji icon, swipe right until you find the Memoji you want, then tap more icon.
  3. Choose Edit, Duplicate, or Delete. 

 

Do more with your messages

You need an iPhone X or later to use Memoji.

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