Apple wants to make it easy to create your own avatars

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20210056769) for an “avatar creation user interface” to make its easier to create your own avatars. It shows the company plans to further enhance its Anijomi and Memoji creation features.

Animojis allow a user to choose an avatar (e.g., a puppet) to represent themselves. The Animoji can move and talk as if it were a video of the user. Animojis enable users to create personalized versions of emojis in a fun and creative way, and Memoji is the name used for iOS’s personalized “Animoji” characters that can be created and customized right within Messages by choosing from a set of inclusive and diverse characteristics to form a unique personality. 

The new patent filing involves the process of creating and editing avatars, and navigating avatar selection interfaces. In some examples, an avatar feature user interface includes a variety of feature options that can be customized to create an avatar. In some examples, different types of avatars can be managed for use in different applications. In some examples, an interface is provided for navigating types of avatars for an application.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.