Turn yourself into an emoji on your Galaxy phone

A blonde woman next to an emoji version of herself

If you're always sending selfies and emojis to your friends and family, you're going to love your Galaxy phone - it lets you turn yourself into an emoji. You can even send the emoji to your contacts in Messages!

Note: This feature is only available on select phone models running Android 9.0 and up.

Create and edit your emoji

Important: On some phones, you can only adjust your emoji's fine details before you save your emoji. You cannot change those details after you've saved the final version.

When you're ready to see the cartoon version of yourself, open the Camera app and tap MORE. Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Camera. On some phones, you'll need to tap MORE, and then tap AR EMOJI.

If needed, tap Allow. Then, tap the Plus icon to turn yourself into an emoji. Follow the on-screen instructions, and when you're ready, tap Capture. Tap your desired body type, and then tap Next. Meet your very own emoji.

AR Zone with a list of options including AR Emoji Camera

Is something is a little off? You can edit some of the finer details before you save your emoji. Tap the Face, Makeup, Clothes, or Accessories icons at the bottom to change your emoji's features as needed. When you are done, tap Next, and then tap All done to save your emoji.

Personalize messages with your emoji

Why have your own emoji if you can't share it with anyone? No worries, adding an emoji to your Messages is a cinch.

Open the Messages app and create a new message. Tap the Enter message field and the on-screen keyboard will appear. Tap the Stickers icon (the square smiley face), and then tap the Emoji icon at the bottom. You'll see GIFS of your very own avatar. Select your desired emoji, and then tap the Send icon.

Messages app displaying emoji GIFs and the Sticker icon highlighted

Capture photos and videos with your emoji

After creating your emoji, you can take photos and videos with it! There are a few fun options to choose from as well.

Navigate to and open the Camera app, and then swipe to and tap MORE. Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Camera. Select the emoji and the mode you want to use.

Tap the emoji icon to take a photo, or tap and hold the icon to record a video. Your photos and videos will be saved to the Gallery.

Keep in mind the available modes may vary depending on the emoji:

AR Emoji Camera on Note20
  • SCENE: Your emoji will mimic your expressions, like if you wink or smile.

  • MASK: Your emoji’s face will appear over your own face so it looks like you’re wearing a mask.

  • MIRROR: Your emoji will follow along with your body’s movements.

  • PLAY: You can place your emoji onto a real background, such as your backyard or bedroom, and it will move around.

Delete emojis and emoji stickers

Note: This option is only available on select phones.

You recently changed your style and feel like making a new emoji to match your new image. If you want to delete an old emoji, feel free.

First, open the Camera app and tap MORE. Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Camera. Next, tap the Settings icon to the top left, and then tap Manage emojis. Select an emoji and tap Delete. Tap OK to confirm the deletion of the emoji and its stickers.

AR Emoji Camera settings with a list of options including Manage emojis

If you've made tons of emojis, your phone could be getting overloaded with stickers! Even if you delete an emoji, its stickers may still be saved in your Gallery. To save some space, you can delete some emoji stickers from Gallery.

Navigate to Gallery and then tap Albums. Tap AR Emoji and then browse through your stickers. Select the stickers you want to delete and then tap the Delete icon. To confirm, tap Move to Trash.

What’s new in Emoji Studio

On newer phones, emojis have been given a complete makeover. They have a whole new design and more customization features than ever. First, you can make your emoji an adult or child, based on your age. There are also more options for both male and female emojis if you prefer to make your emoji gender neutral or androgynous. You can also give your emoji a name and edit it whenever you want. If you’re not crazy about their outfit, you can download a new one from Galaxy Store or design your own clothes from images in your gallery or premade patterns.

An emoji standing in front of a landscape in AR Emoji Studio

The coolest part is that you can interact with your emoji in the My Emoji home screen, and make your own custom stickers! After you’ve made your emoji, tap MORE in the Camera app, tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Studio to be taken to the My Emoji home screen. On some phones, you'll need to tap MORE, tap AR EMOJI, and then tap Studio. Here you’ll be able to access all of the customization features mentioned.

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