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Apple’s Memoji lets you create an animated version of yourself

Apple’s Memoji is an extended feature of Animoji which will roll out for iPhone X users on iOS 12.

tech Updated: Jun 06, 2018 15:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi displays a sampling of new Memoji avatars at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).(REUTERS)

Apple has introduced a big update to create a custom Animoji that looks like you, called Memoji, according to media reports.

CEO Tim Cook yesterday at the annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) showcased new software features for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

The company announced its next-generation mobile software iOS 12 which comes packed with performance improvements, quirky features like an animated version of you and a tool to help combat your tech addiction.

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.

Memoji comes a few months after Samsung unveiled its own version of Animoji with AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9.

Called a Memoji, the feature lets you create a cartoon version of yourself. Users can select skin colour, freckles, hairstyle, head shape, eye wear and more. The software will then recreate your head and face movements just like the other Animojis in Messages, it said. Memoji will be available only on iPhone X running iOS 12.

It’s set up a lot like Bitmoji but takes the magic of Animoji live face-tracking to deliver some very fun and diverse experiences that can live in messages or can be directly transposed on your face through the camera app.

First Published: Jun 06, 2018 15:46 IST