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Fun and easy to use: Here's how to create your Memoji

With the launch of the iPhone X last year, we were introduced to the curious Animojis, the animated version of the popular Emojis. Then, during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018, Apple showed that it really liked the feature and announced the Memojis officially released with iOS 12 last month.

Create a Memoji to match your personality and your mood. Then make as many egos as you like in the Messaging app and FaceTime.

Create a Memoji as simple as looking at the iPhone. To create the animated version of your face, you need to have a iPhone X, XS or XS Max how iPhone XR It will also be possible to create your Memoji, as only these devices have the TrueDepth camera system that can recognize your facial movements.

Prepared? Follow the instructions below and create your Memoji!

  1. Open the Messaging app and tap the button to start a new conversation, or select one already started.
  2. Just above the keyboard, tap the Animoji (monkey) cone and slide to the right. Then tap "New Memoji."

    Creating a Memoji

  3. Customize the features of your Memoji, such as skin tone, hairstyle and eyes. Finally, tap ?OK?.

With your Memoji created, it's time to use it on iMessage or FaceTime calls with family and friends! You can send an animated Memoji or just a sticker from it.


  1. Open the Messaging app and select or create a new conversation.
  2. Tap the Animoji (monkey) cone and select your Memoji.
  3. The iPhone will recognize your facial movements. Tap the red button at the bottom right to start recording and tap the same button to pause. The maximum recording time is 30 seconds.

    Sending a Memoji

  4. Tap the submit button.
  5. To send a Memoji sticker, hold it down and drag to the message thread.

You can record a message with a Memoji / Animoji and replace the animated character before sending. To do this, record normally and select swipe left to switch between animations.

You can even use Memoji to take photos with the new iOS 12 Camera Effects. To quickly create and share a photo or video with Memoji, follow the next steps.

  1. Open the Messaging app and select or create a new conversation.

    Memoji in the Message Camera

  2. Tap the camera icon and take a picture or record a video. Then tap the Animoji (monkey) star cone and choose Memoji. Other photo or video effects can be added.
  3. Tap ?OK? and to send the photo or video just tap the button to send. Otherwise, tap the "X" in the upper right corner to close.

To edit, duplicate or delete a created Memoji, open the Messages app, select or create a new conversation, and tap the Animoji (monkey) button. Then swipe right until you find the Memoji you want to manage and tap the bottom left corner to see the options.


  1. Open FaceTime and make a call.
  2. During the call, tap the star icon and select the Memoji you want to use.

    FaceTime with Memoji

  3. Continue the connection with the selected Memoji or repeat the previous step to change it during the call.
  4. Tap the "X" to remove Memoji or return to the FaceTime menu.

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Can you create and use your Memoji? If you have any questions about this or other iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS features, check out our tutorials section or comment below!

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