iOS 13 : the stickers mémojis see further than the Apple platforms

Finally what it takes, the success of WWDC : a cow, a mouse and an octopus ! With iOS 13, these three friendly animals have joined the zoo animojis offered by Apple on iPhone and iPad.

The Messages application allows you to transform his or her head in one of the 27 cattle of the catalogue, during a conversation in the video with a corresponding (or more, success is guaranteed during office meetings). No change regarding the recording and sending animated message (30 seconds maximum) with these three new animojis.

Small blow of heart for the octopus, with tentacles that move all by themselves.

iOS 13 not only these three new animojis. The im also contains the additional refinements in order to customize the mémoji of the user ! Apple has clearly spent a lot of time to complete the arsenal of hats, hair cuts, glasses, earrings and other ornaments and a variety of to create an avatar with onions.

The choice of customization is almost too rich, you can spend hours testing different options. And during this time, iOS 13 still does not know generate “drafts” of mémoji, casting a glance to the camera True Depth on the head of the user. This would start from something a bit like his face, rather than a cherub yellow.

If it is difficult to determine the actual use of mémojis and animojis in the conversations, which is pretty sure, however, is that the stickers are always popular, too. Apple was not mistaken with a new app built-in Messages : stickers Memoji !

Messages generates sheets of stickers based on a mémoji or a animoji, each of stickers, reproducing the facial expression of a man émoji. The selection is less rich with a animoji, and for good reason : their lack of arms and hands !

These stickers can be inserted in the thread of the conversation as a message, or applied to a message or a photo, like any other sticker. The images are PNG files that are transparent, that one can recover on macOS (but not on iOS).

The Memoji stickers can be placed from an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad of course, but also from the Apple Watch. On iOS, the virtual keyboard of the émojis even hosts a selection of stickers, next to the émojis used frequently.

Strangely, on the Apple Watch, it is not possible to select the sticker sheet corresponding to a mémoji specific. Only animojis are proposed.

The presence of the stickers Memoji in the virtual keyboard of iOS means that they can be shared in other applications, not only in Messages. Mine nothing, it has the potential to rekindle the interest around this function, which was until now a little confined in the enclosed garden of Apple. And to see his avatar or his Animoji preferred on Android and elsewhere.

In WhatsApp and Messenger.

The mémojis are not the only new feature of Messages for iOS 13. A point of view (arguably) more practical, the information panel of a discussion retains more information : the shared images as before, but also the links and the positions. All stored in categories for easy access.

Instead of the list of conversations, the search engine presents a selection of content that will be of interest to the user : messages, recent, contacts, shared documents,… The results of a search include not only discussions, but also the links and the contacts in connection with the request.

Finally, Messages offers the user to share his / her name, surname and photo correspondents. The options menu ... in the top right of the homepage of the app offers to Change the name and the picture ; it then accesses a settings panel that allows you to register a new profile picture. This can be a selfie taken on the thumb, a photo from the library, but also a mémoji or a animoji. Messages adds a little touch of color in the background.

When the user sends a message to a correspondent, the latter is seen to propose the addition of the name, first name and image (all of it or only one of the elements). The profile image so stored is then synchronized through the address book of the correspondent.

Note the profile picture of the user, at the top : after you have updated the name and the photo, the image is now shared by the user. And this, both in Messages and in the address book iOS and macOS and the corresponding.