Make Your Own Emoji with This Free Emoji App for Your iPhone

iPhone emojis are a fun addition to iMessages, but the selection can get a bit stale after a while. Sure you can add stickers to your messages, but wouldn't it be nice to make your own emojis to send your friends and family? There are several apps in the App Store that will let you create personalized emojis; I've been sampling a few to find my favorite and have picked one emoji creator that stands out as the easiest and most fun method to make custom emojis. If you've been searching for an emoji app that will let you make your own emojis, too, I recommend you try Emoji Me Face Maker. Emoji Me is a free  app that lets users custom design their own emoji avatar, which they can then send in sticker or gif form in iMessages, or in social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

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Fun & Free: Make Your Own Emoji with Emoji Me

Step 1: Download the Emoji App

  • Open the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad and enter Emoji Me Face Maker in the Search bar.
  • Tap Get, and then Open once the app has downloaded.

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Now the fun can really begin!

Step 2: Create Your Own Custom Emoji

Now You'll go through the process of creating your own personalized emoji; it can look like you, or any character you can dream up.

  • Choose your starting face, then add a photo of yourself or the character you're creating.

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Now you get to go about adjusting the face shape, skin tone, hair, and features of your emoji; there are tons of choices! It's really interesting to watch your emoji take shape as you make decisions, and slowly resemble you more and more.

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You can even add wrinkles to make the emoji look your age! There are also individual extra purchases, like makeup, that you can add on, or a bundle of every extra for $18.99. Even if you don't buy any extras though, the free app has tons of cool options to enjoy.

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Once you've finished your emoji, tap Save in the upper right corner, and you can begin to share it with friends.

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Step 3: Use Your Personalized Emoji in Messages

Now you can add your emoji to the text messages you send from your iPhone, there are lots of gifs to choose from. All you have to do to access your new emojis is to click on the app icon next to the text box, then tap on the emoji icon to access your choices.

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I'm going to explore more uses for this app over the next couple of days, then add them to my communication repertoire. Try the app out and share an avatar in the comments!

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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.