Memoji is Apple’s personalised 3D emojis, akin to Snapchat’s Bitmoji, which was included as an expansion to Animoji, first introduced in 2017. With iOS 13, Apple developed its Memoji feature to bring the ability to use them as a sticker. With this Memoji Stickers became a mainstay in iOS Emoji Keyboard taking up space and posing as a possible annoyance for some users.
Including Memoji or Animoji stickers in Emoji Keyboard allows for use in apps other than iMessage. While these can be fun to use and add another element to instant messaging, here’s how to disable Memoji Stickers in Emoji Keyboard or Memoji as a whole on your iPhone or iPad running iOS and iPadOS 13.3 or later.
While recording Animoji/Memoji Clips with tracked face movements is exclusive to devices with Apple’s Face ID sensors. Any device with an A9 or newer processor running iOS 13 or later can use Memoji and Animoji Stickers in chat.
How to disable Memoji in iOS Keyboard?
Open your iPhone or iPad’s settings and follow the steps below to disable Memoji.
- Click on General.
- Tap on Keyboard on the next page.
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find Memoji Stickers.
- Toggle Memoji Stickers off.
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How to disable Memoji in iMessage?
Open the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad’s and follow the steps below to disable Memoji.
- Enter any thread.
- Click on the three dots menu icon at the bottom-right end of the App Strip.
- Tap on Edit in the right-top corner.
- Tap on the minus (-) sign to remove Memoji Stickers and Animoji from Favourites.
- Tap on the toggle to turn these features off.
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How to create a Memoji?
While you can use Apple’s already available Animoji as stickers, a custom avatar allows for greater personalisation. Thus, if you haven’t already gotten to it, here’s how you can create your own Memoji. Open the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad’s and follow the steps below
- Open Messages and enter any thread.
- Tap on Animoji icon.
- Select New Memoji.
- Customise your new avatar according to your taste.
- Tap on Done.
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