By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Part of iPhone For Dummies Cheat Sheet

iPhone X owners get something special and exclusive — animated emoji known as animoji. These clever animated avatars let you record your voice and facial expressions onto animated characters and send them to your friends. To create an animoji:

  1. Tap the animoji icon.
    iphone-animoji
  2. Swipe the animoji icons on the left up or down to choose an animoji.

    The soft-serve ice cream animoji is shown in the following figure.

    iphone-animoji-screen

  3. Tap the red record button and record your message (10 seconds or less).

After recording an animoji:

  • To see and hear your message, tap the circular arrow.
  • To send your message, tap the blue up arrow.
  • To delete your message without sending it, tap the red trash icon.