How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

Nov 10, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

As a Mac user, have you been envious of people using Memojis on their iPhones and iPads? In that case, you’ll be happy to know that Memojis have finally made their way to macOS after such a long wait. You can now create Memojis and send Memoji stickers over iMessage.

Memoji was first introduced alongside the release of iOS 12 as an improvement over Animoji that came out a year earlier. With the rollout of iOS 13, Apple added Memoji stickers to iMessage. Unfortunately, this feature was limited to iOS/iPadOS devices and Mac users were left out as a result. Fast forward a year and we now have Memoji stickers on the Mac too. That’s right, you can now create a digital avatar of yourself and share it with your friends on iMessage.

Are you unable to find Memojis in the Messages app? We understand that since it’s hidden. Here, we’ll cover how to use Memojis in Messages for macOS.

How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

Before you go ahead with the following procedure, you need to first make sure that your Mac is running macOS Big Sur or later, since Memojis aren’t available on older software versions. Once you’re done, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch the stock Messages app on your Mac.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS
  2. Open the message thread where you want to use the Memojis. Next, click on the app drawer located next to the typing field.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS
  3. This will bring up the context menu which is normally used to attach images. Here, select “Memoji Stickers” to proceed to the next step.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS
  4. If you’re already created a Memoji before on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, it will show up here. You can start using your existing Memojis as stickers right away. To create a new Memoji on your Mac, click on the triple-dot icon as shown here. You may see a “+” icon instead if you’ve never made one.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS
  5. Now, choose “New Memoji” from the dropdown menu to continue.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS
  6. This will open the Memoji editor in a dedicated panel. Just customize your digital avatar according to your liking and click on “Done” to save your changes and create the Memoji.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS
  7. Now, you just need to select the sticker that you want to send by clicking on the app drawer -> Memoji stickers. You’ll see a preview of the attached sticker. You can add a text comment or just send the Memoji on its own by hitting the Enter key.

    How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

We assume that was pretty easy to learn. Now, you know exactly how to create a Memoji and use Memoji stickers during iMessage conversations on your Mac.

You don’t really need to create a custom Memoji avatar to use Memoji stickers on your Mac. There are a bunch of pre-generated Memoji characters that are ready for use such as a unicorn, alien, robot, skull, and more.

It’s not just the Mac that received the Memoji treatment from Apple recently. If you own an Apple Watch, you can now create a Memoji on it too, provided it’s running watchOS 7 or later.

At some point later on, you may wish to delete a Memoji that you created. This can be done from the same Memoji stickers menu too. Simply click on the triple-dot icon and then choose the Delete option to remove it from your Mac.

Unlike the iPhone and iPad, you cannot record short Memoji clips on your Mac and share them with your iMessage contacts. This is simply because your Mac doesn’t have the Face ID hardware that can track your facial movements and expressions.

Hopefully, you had a lot of fun using Memoji stickers on your Mac. How long have you been waiting for this feature to arrive? What other macOS Big Sur features do you use the most? Do share your impressions, let us know your feedback, and voice out your opinions in the comments section down below.


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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in Mac OS, Tips & Tricks

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  1. ADM says:

    Stickers, Giphy, etc never show up on the first click in the Messages App. This thing is so damn buggy.

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