Apple announced an upcoming update to its animoji software that will allow users to personalize their avatar for messaging.
Apple calls them “memoji” and demonstrated a wide range of options iPhone owners could use to adjust the look of their avatars.
Apple debuted animoji last year with the high-end iPhone X. The feature is the result of its earlier acquisition of startup FaceShift and enables iPhone X owners to send cute pictures animated with their facial movements. The avatars people could use with animoji were limited to a variety of emoji characters, but with the updates announced today Apple promised to allow people to carefully personalize their avatars to reflect however they want to look.
In addition, the company promised to add the functionality to FaceTime calls with lots of people in the conversation simultaneously.