Sep 12, 2017 Tech

Meet Your New iPhone: You Can Now Make 3D Animated Emoji With Your Face

by Christie Calucchia
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The future just arrived: We are now officially living in the age of 3D animated emojis. As 9to5Mac reports, the "animoji" is just one of the new features you can try with the iPhone 8 iOS 11.

As if Snapchat and Instagram filters weren't enough, you can now create "custom animated messages that use your voice and reflect your facial expressions." All you have to do is open the iMessage app, choose from a selection of the emojis you know and love (yes, the unicorn emoji is now an animoji), and let the face-tracking 3D sensor hardware do its thing.

The animoji of your choosing will imitate even the slightest facial movements, from raising a brow to puckering lips. Among the animoji options are the robot, pig, panda, monkey, dog, chicken, alien, and more.

This feature is just one of multiple iOS 11 leaks that came out over the weekend. Expect all the latest iPhone rumors to be addressed today at Apple's scheduled launch event.

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