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How to send Animojis on the iPhone X

Animojis are finally here. If you just got your hands on an iPhone X, here’s how to create and send them.

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The future of emoji here is here with Apple’s latest twist on the concept – Animoji.

At the core, Animojis are basically animated emojis that you can create and send in the Messages app with the iPhone X. It incorporates the device’s TrueDepth camera (aka “the notch”) which analyzes your facial expressions and translates them on to the Animoji.

Here’s a quick example:

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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 .

You can even create 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.

If you’re looking to save what you made for future use or get one from a friend you really like, just simply deep press on the Animoji and swipe up to save. For iPhone 6 users or earlier, touch and hold the Animoji, then tap Save.

I can see a lot of folks having fun with this. I mean, after all, Emojis are huge right now, and folks with an iPhone X  now have that extra edge. What a time to be alive.

> Apple

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