One of the unique features enabled by Apple’s TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X is animoji — animated emoji — based on your real-life head and mouth movements.
The option is exclusive to iOS 11 Messages.
By default you’ll see tabs for different characters on the left, but you can swipe up on the app pane to show a bigger gallery. Some options include a dog, a pig, a unicorn, a robot, an alien, and the infamous poo emoji.
To create a static sticker, all users have to do is make a facial expression then drag the animoji into chat.
With a clip in the hopper, you’re presented with two new buttons: a blue up-arrow icon to send, and trash can icon to scrap it and start over. The animation is delivered as a video, making it accessible on devices other than an iPhone X.