Turn yourself into an emoji on your Galaxy phone or tablet

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 or tablet - 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 device models running Android 9.0 and up.

Create and edit your emoji

Important: On some devices, 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.

Check out the steps below to learn how to create and edit your own emoji.

Create your emoji

  1. When you're ready to see the cartoon version of yourself, open the Camera app and tap MORE.

  2. Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Camera or AR Emoji Studio. On some devices, you'll need to tap MORE, and then tap AR EMOJI.

    AR Zone with a list of options including AR Emoji Studio and AR Emoji Camera
  3. If needed, tap Allow. Then, tap the Plus icon to turn yourself into an emoji. On some devices, you can tap Make from selfie, Create from image, or Make from pic.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions, and when you're ready, tap Capture.

  5. Tap your desired body type, and then tap Next. Meet your very own emoji.

Edit your emoji

Is something is a little off? You can edit some of the finer details before you save your emoji. Tap the additional icons at the bottom, such as Face, Makeup, Clothes, or Accessories 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

Note: The Messages app is only available on carrier phones and tablets. It is not available on Wi-Fi tablets.

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

  1. Open the Messages app and create a new message.

  2. Tap the Enter message field and the on-screen keyboard will appear.

  3. Tap the smiling emoji icon, and then tap your AR Emoji.

  4. You'll see GIFS of your very own avatar. Select your desired emoji, and then tap the Send icon.

Messages app displaying AR Emoji 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 touch 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 play on Galaxy S22 ultra
  • 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 devices.

Maybe 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.

  1. First, open the Camera app and then tap MORE.

  2. Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Emoji Camera.

  3. Next, tap the Settings icon in the top left, and then tap Manage emojis.

  4. 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 device 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 camera 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.

Create an AR Doodle

AR Doodle videos are perfect for saying hi, congratulating someone, or just having a bit of AR fun. No matter the reason, making an AR drawing is super entertaining.

Open the Camera app, and then tap MORE. Tap AR ZONE, and then tap AR Doodle - it looks like a squiggle. Then, follow the on-screen instructions. AR Doodle may need to be calibrated by panning around the room.

Tap the circle in the bottom right corner to switch between the selfie and rear-facing cameras. Next, select your desired pen or art tool, and then choose your desired color. Use an S Pen or your finger to draw on the camera’s selected area. Your strokes will magically appear in front of you. When you are done drawing, tap the Record icon to record a video of your AR drawing. When you're done, the video will be saved in Gallery.

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 colored background 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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