Google’s messaging app, Messages is rolling out a new feature called Photomoji. This feature allows users to transform their photos into expressive emojis and stickers, adding a touch of individuality to their conversations.
Personalize SMS texts or RCS chats with Messages’ new Photomoji emojis and stickers
Photomoji creation is a breeze. Unleash your creativity by customizing your Photomoji with text, borders, and a variety of captivating effects. Once your masterpiece is complete, unleash it upon your conversations, using it as a reaction or sending it as a standalone sticker.
Simply long-press on an SMS text or RCS chat, navigate to the end of the reactions bar, and tap on “Create.” Google Messages intelligently detects and crops an object from your chosen photo, providing the foundation for your personalized emoji.
Photomoji finds a cozy home in the new “Custom” tab, residing alongside the traditional Emoji, GIFs, and Stickers tabs. Easily access your creations and those shared by friends, all neatly organized into “All,” “Yours,” and “Others” sections.
Photomoji’s debut occurred at Google’s annual Pixel event, generating excitement among tech enthusiasts. While the feature wasn’t immediately available, Google has embarked on a gradual rollout, making Photomoji accessible to Messages beta testers.
If you’re part of the beta testing community, check if Photomoji has graced your device by opening the Messages app and keeping an eye out for a circular badge above the emoji button in the compose field.
Photomoji is still in its early stages, gradually making its way into the hands of eager users. As the feature gains wider traction, we can expect to see a surge in personalized emojis and stickers, adding a unique flair to our digital conversations.