Memoji is FaceTune’s new app that gives us a new and an excited feel of how we take selfies. I mean yeah, Snapchat is doing that right now with its lens changing technology but this is not the same. Well, almost. This app takes still photos of faces and transforms them into personalized emojis. That’s right! Point Memoji at a recent selfie from your camera roll and you can change it into 11 emojis(for now), including heart eyes, sunglasses, horned devil, and unicorn. Their algorithm blends emoji characters with an image of your face. The app uses artificial intelligence and image-processing technology to animate any selfies with the desired emoji of the user.
The developer’s other popular app, Facetune, uses similar technology to make selfies look more beautiful. These tricks can even be found in apps like Snapchat Facebook, and almost all the other photo editing apps. But unlike those apps, Memoji is more about transforming selfies to reflect an emotion like happy, shocked, or sad. The image is instantly adjusted, slightly mixed,animated, and overlaid with parts of an emoji, such as sunglasses. You can then share your creation as a GIF, video, or image. It’s all fun and games at their office. Put on your creative cap and click more selfies now thanks to Memoji. Making conversations just became a lot easier. Laugh it out with your friends, family.
When asked about the inspiration to bring out this kind of an app Zeev Farbman, the CEO of Lightbricks (the company behind the lens bending technology) patent company to FaceTune and Memoji gave an incredible response:
“ I don’t smile in pictures. So when my girlfriend showed me a picture of me smiling in a photo we took on a hike, I was dumbfounded and scared. I’d spent years cultivating an image of Spartan focus and strength and this one photo threatened to ruin decades of consistency. Thankfully, we had already developed Memoji by Facetune and I was able to instantly click on the frowny face emoji to bring order and decency back into my life.”
To use Memoji, first open the app. It will then ask your permission to access your camera roll and the camera app. Once those are granted, you can either take a selfie right away using your selfie camera or towards the top-right, there’s an option to upload photos from the camera roll. Then using the given emojis below you can customize the photo with the same.
Unlike Facetune, which is a paid app, Memoji is free right now for iOS devices running iOS 9 or higher. It’s currently unavailable for Android, which I can only assume means that the Apple crowd tested as a tad bit more narcissistic. Emotions have become a part of everyday conversation and guide the way we chat and share our emotions. Memoji steps up the emoji game. Dwelling into selfies. Making emojis feel personal and customized. If you’re an iPhone owner, check this app out. It could brighten up your day. Get creative with your selfie game! Android peeps don’t sulk, Memoji will be out soon on your platform too.