Apple was in charge of popularizing Memoji, those virtual avatars generated from a photo that anyone with an iPhone from the tenth generation could create to later share with the world. Firms like Samsung tried to follow the same steps, and it even became a controversial issue that led Xiaomi itself to threaten those who compared its “Mimoji” with Apple’s “Memoji” .
Now, the waters seem to be calmer, although the popularity of Memoji continues to boom. But unlike what happens with the latest Apple phones, in Android there is no specific and universal tool designed to create this type of virtual avatars . Luckily, the Google Play Store is full of apps of this type, and today we wanted to select the best ones that you can use.
The best apps to create your memoji for Android
With the following apps, you will see how to make your avatar for WhatsApp or for any other app or social network such as Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Instagram …
At the time we already developed a complete guide to using ZEPETO , the virtual fashion avatars app. Currently, it is the tool that offers results more similar to Apple’s Memoji, since the style of the avatars is similar .
As in most apps of this type, the first step will be to take a selfie that the application will use to generate the avatar. However, it will be possible to modify the facial features at any time before saving the image.
ZEPETO also offers the possibility of exporting a personalized emoji package that can later be used to send emoticons through applications such as WhatsApp . It will also be possible to personalize a photo with our avatar to put it on a profile on social networks or messaging applications.
For some time now, Gboard, Google’s keyboard app , has also offered the possibility of generating custom emojis based on our facial features. Unlike ZEPETO, the generated emojis are based on Bitmoji , so they have a more cartoonish look, and not as “realistic” as in the case of ZEPETO or Apple’s Memojis.
To create our “Minis” in Gboard, it is only necessary to display the keyboard in any application, and access the emoji menu through a long press on the “,” button . From there, we will see the “Minis” option, and when we click on it the app will ask us to upload a selfie that will be used to generate the emoji pack.
How to create Memojis on Samsung mobiles
In addition to the two apps mentioned above, there are many other very good applications to create custom avatars on Android . However, depending on the mobile you have, you may also be able to generate your own emoji pack without having to install anything .
Since the arrival of the Galaxy S9, Samsung has included the “AR Emoji” in its mobiles , whose operation is quite reminiscent of Apple’s Animojis, although the results are somewhat different. In addition, they are capable of imitating even the movements of our body thanks to an exclusive technology.
To use it, you just have to open the camera application and access the AR Emoji section . In case you haven’t done it already, you must create your emoji through a selfie following the instructions that will appear on the screen.
Then, you can customize your emoji with clothes, accessories or modifying its appearance . You just have to click on “Done” to finish, and the emoji will appear in the AR Emoji section, ready to be exported as an image to configure it as a profile photo , or to create your own emoji package that you can send by WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram or any other app.
How to create Memojis on Xiaomi mobiles
Although they are only available in the MIUI versions destined for certain countries, if you have a Xiaomi mobile you can use the controversial MiMoji . This is not available on Google Play, although if you have a phone with the Chinese version of MIUI, it is possible that your terminal already includes it. However, it is possible to download and install it manually as explained from MovilZona . Under these lines we offer you a link to Google Drive from being able to download the APK file of MiMoji for Xiaomi mobiles .
Once installed, you just have to open the application and generate your own personalized emoji through a selfie , whether in a human, animal or any of the forms that are included. It is necessary to comment, of course, that this function does not offer the possibility of generating a personalized emoticon pack , but only of saving the image of the MiMoji , which can later be used as a profile photo.
How to create Memojis on Huawei phones
Of course, Huawei has not been left out of the Memoji craze . The company includes the so-called 3D Qmoji in some of its mobiles . However, as in the case of iPhones, this feature only works on phones that include sensors for facial recognition , such as the Mate 20 and Mate 30 series.
To use them, you only need to open the camera application , and in the “More” section, access the “AR Lens” section. There the Qmoji function is offered , which will automatically detect the movements of our face and interpret them through an animated emoji. It is possible to save the avatar as an image, as well as to generate small videos or GIFs .
And that’s it! As you can see, creating a custom emoji on Android is simple despite the fact that there is no universal way to do it. In fact, you may not even have to install anything.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.