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How to Create and Use Memoji Stickers on iPhone

iOS 13 on iPhone is bringing support for Memoji stickers to let users express more of themselves in messaging apps. A Memoji is basically an emoji that you can customize to your looks. The Memoji stickers takes it another level as make and save many emotions of your digitized faces and share them across several messaging apps.

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Which iPhones support Memoji Stickers?

Since Memoji uses advanced camera sensors, only the iPhone models with Face ID feature support Memoji Stickers. At the time of this writing there aren’t many iPhone models which feature Face ID sensor. Check the list below:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11 (to be announced)
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11 Max (to be announced)

If you happen to own an iPad, know that only the 3rd Gen iPad Pro 12.9-inch and 11-inch models support Memoji Stickers.

👉 Software version: You must iOS 13 or above installed on your iPhone to be able to create Memoji Stickers.

How to create Memoji Stickers

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There’s no direct menu to create Memoji Stickers on iPhone. Apple has bundled the feature into the Messages app on supported iPhone and iPad models. To get started, open the “Messages” app, tap the “three-dot menu” at the top-right corner, and select “Edit Name and Photo” option.

You’ll see the “Create Your Memoji” screen. Tap “Get Started”, then (if asked again) tap “Get Started” again on the “Memoji” screen.

On the next screen, you’ll see the Memoji editing controls. First it’ll be the Skin tone for the face, then Hairstyle, Eyebrows, Eyes, and many more face features.

Select the Skin tone that you like, it’s much fun to create a Memoji with your actual skin tone. Then scroll down on the screen to set Freckles (if you have any), then set your Cheeks color, and any Beauty Spot you may have.

Once you’re done with the Skin features, tap “Hairstyle” option right below the preview face. Select your hair color and then tap the hairstyle that is close in looks to your actual style.

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Follow the rest of the setup with options and features that closely resembles to your actual face and style. When you’re done making the adjustments, tap “Done” at the top-right corner of the screen.

iOS 13 also let’s you share your Name and Photo with friends in the Messages app. When you’re done creating your Memoji, you’ll be asked to “Share your Name and Photo with Friends”, tap “Choose Name and Photo”.

You’ll have the option to set your Memoji as your Photo in iMessage or you can slide on the Photos section to set your Apple ID photo or your Name’s initial or tap “More” to take a picture or even set an Animoji as your picture.

Tap “Continue” on the “Choose Your Name and Photo” screen, then pose on the camera with an expression that you want people to see as your iMessage profile picture and click the “Shutter” button. Tap “Choose” on the next screen to finalize the picture.

Follow the rest of the setup for sharing your Name and Photo on the Messages app. Once you have created your Memoji you can access them from the Memoji Stickers button in the Messages app.

How to access Memoji Stickers

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In the iOS Messages app, tap the “Stickers” icon next to Animoji in the app bar right above the keyboard when typing a message. The first list of stickers you’ll see in the stickers tab should be your Memoji Stickers.

Scroll up on the screen to easily browse through all your Memoji Stickers. Tap to select a sticker and send it.

Using Memoji Stickers in WhatsApp

With the latest version of WhatsApp, you can use iOS 13’s Memoji Stickers in WhatsApp on your iPhone as well. Tap the “Emoji” icon at the bottom left of the keyboard when typing a message in WhatsApp, then “Swipe left” on emojis list to see your Memoji Stickers. To view all stickers, tap the “three-dot menu” next to your Memoji Stickers.

Select the Memoji Sticker you’d like to send, add a caption if you wish and hit the “Send” button.

🍻 Cheers!