How to Send an Animoji Sticker in Messages on iPhone

Here's a fun one! Did you know that Apple's animated emojis, Animojis, can not only be sent as video messages but also as stickers in your iPhone's Messages app? You're only able to use this feature if you have an iPhone X, as the TruDepth camera is needed to create Animojis. Good news, though, your friends and family who don't have the iPhone X can still receive your Animoji videos and stickers. Let's get started learning how to make and use Animoji stickers in Messages right now. 

Related: How to Use Animojis on iPhone X (They're More Fun Than You Think!)

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To get started creating and using Animojis for Messages on your iPhone X, just open the Messages app and compose a new message or enter an existing text thread.

  • Tap the App Store icon next to the Camera icon.
  • Now tap the monkey face to choose Animoji, and select your Animoji from the choices on the left side of your display.

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  • Make the face that you'd like to send, then touch and hold it, while dragging upwards to the message field.
  • Release the Animoji over the message field, and it will be dropped into the thread.

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Now that I have this new method for sending Animojis, I'll be sure to annoy my friends and family with my animated creations even more than ever before!

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.