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Apple’s Memoji lets you create an Animoji of yourself

Apple’s Memoji lets you create an Animoji of yourself

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Apple announced today at WWDC that Animoji is getting updated with tongue detection, new characters, and the ability to create a custom Animoji that looks like you, called Memoji.

Now, where you would normally select Animoji, swipe right and click on the add button to create a custom Memoji. Here you can build a virtual version of you from the ground up, picking things like freckles, skin color, hairstyle, and accessories like glasses and earrings. It can then be saved to use within messages like a regular Animoji, or even overlaid on your own face when taking a selfie for a fun real-world / cartoon hybrid version of yourself.

Memoji comes a few months after Samsung unveiled its own version of Animoji with AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9. As our Sam Byford noted, however, Samsung’s rendition isn’t very attractive... so we’ll see how Memoji takes off with the iOS crowd.

Along with the addition of Memoji, Animojis are getting their own updates. A ghost, koala, tiger, and T-rex have all been added as options, and it now has tongue detection, allowing for even more expression.

Check out our Apple WWDC storystream for the latest updates!