How to Use AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with AR Emoji. These personalized emoji allow you to turn yourself into an emoji character in seconds. From there, you can send it as a sticker to friends by text, Facebook Messenger and in other apps. You can also record clips with your new AR emoji and send them to other people. Here’s everything you need to know about using AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9 or S9+.

What is an AR Emoji?

AR Emoji are similar to Apple’s Animoji, but instead of just animating standard emoji, you become the emoji. This uses either the front facing or rear facing camera, and you can make multiple AR Emoji. This is perfect for making AR Emoji of friends or family members. AR Emoji only works with people. If you try this with animals, expect very odd results.

Once you make the AR Emoji, you can send it to others as a sticker, animated gif or you can record a short clip with your AR emoji talking and moving around slightly. You cannot add in any arm or hand gestures.

How to Create an AR Emoji

Making an AR Emoji is easy. It takes about 1 minute in good lighting. You need to remove any glasses you are wearing and remove hair from your face. Don’t worry, you can add glasses in and pick a hairstyle later.

How to make an AR Emoji.
How to make an AR Emoji.
  1. Open the Camera app on the Galaxy S9.
  2. Tap on AR Emoji at the Top.
  3. Tap on Create My Emoji.
  4. Choose Male or Female and Tap Next.
  5. Choose a Face Style and Use the Slider to Adjust Skin Tone.
  6. Tap on Hair at the Bottom.
  7. Pick a Hair Style and Color.
  8. Tap on Glasses and Choose Glasses if You Want Them.
  9. Tap on the Shirt and Pick an Outfit.
  10. Tap OK When You are Done.

That’s all there is to making an AR emoji. There are not a lot of AR Emoji hairstyles, glasses or clothing options yet, but this may change over time. The AR Emoji should look similar to you, but there are not as many options as you get with Bitmoji Deluxe.  Once you create an AR Emoji, you can start using it.

How to Use AR Emoji

Once you’ve made an AR Emoji there are a few places you can use your new Emoji. Here are the most popular ways to use an AR Emoji and how to do it.

Take an AR Emoji Photo or Video

  1. Open the Camera App.
  2. Tap on AR Emoji
  3. Tap on One of the AR Emoji You Created.
  4. Tap on Shutter to take a Picture or Record to Record a Video.

From there the photo or video is in your gallery and you can send it like you would a normal photo or video.

How to Send AR Emoji Stickers or Gifs

Add an AR Emoji as a sticker or GIF.
Add an AR Emoji as a sticker or GIF.

When you make your AR Emoji it will automatically create a collection of gifs and stickers that you can send to other people from the stock keyboard. This works in almost any app that supports gifs.

  1. Tap on the text field in a Text app or Facebook Messenger.
  2. You can then tap on the sticker icon. It’s on the top of the keyboard near the emoji icon.
  3. Tap on the AR Emoji that you want to use.
  4. Scroll to find the gif you want to use and tap on it.

You can experiment with this in various apps. You cannot post it as a comment on Facebook, but you can make a Facebook with a AR Emoji gif as the emoji.

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Spigen Neo Hybrid ($16)

Spigen Neo Hybrid ($16)

Our first recommendation is the Spigen Neo hybrid. Spigen is one of the most popular smartphone accessory manufacturers, and they have some of the best cases on the market. This is one of the best Galaxy S9 cases available. 

The Spigen Neo Hybrid case offers a premium dual-layer design. The entire case is made from a durable and impact-resistant flexible TPU material for drop-protection. They've added a new textured pattern on the back too, for improved grip. 

What makes these cases special though, is the reinforced hard pumper polycarbonate plastic frame that goes around the outer edge of the Galaxy S9. Which, by the way, is where most damage starts from drops. The bumper frame has a faux brushed metal design for added styling too. It comes in black, with 5 different accent colors. 

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