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Apples Memoji brings an animated you to your iPhone

twitter-logo PTI        Last Updated: June 5, 2018  | 19:27 IST

New York, Jun 5 (PTI) 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, CNN reported.

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

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.

The Memoji are only available on iPhone X running iOS 12.

Its 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. PTI AMS AKJ AMS AMS

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