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Easy Steps To Create Talking Memoji on iPhone [Free]

Eric Miller
Eric Miller Originally published Feb 28, 24, updated Apr 16, 24

If you are an iPhone user, you must have been familiar with Memoji – the digital avatars you often see in your messages. iPhone users usually use Memoji to match their personality and mood, then send them to their contacts.

While Memojis are often seen as static images, you can also record a message using animated Memojis. This will give your friends a delightful surprise when they receive a video of your voice synced perfectly with your Memoji's expressions.

So, next time you want to send a message to your friends, try to use animated Memojis. First,learn how to make your Memoji talk here.

In this article
  1. What is Memoji on iPhone?
  2. How To Easily Make Your Own Memoji on iPhone
  3. How To Record and Send Your Memoji on iPhone
  4. How To Make Your Memoji Image Talks

Part 1. What is Memoji on iPhone?

Memoji is a digital avatar feature introduced by Apple, available on iPhone and iPad models as long as they support FaceID. You can create your own personalized Memoji that closely resembles your appearance, down to specific details like facial features, hairstyles, accessories, and more.

Once you've crafted your Memoji, you can use it across various Apple platforms and apps. For instance, you can use them in FaceTime calls to replace your face with your Memoji or in Messages to send either Memoji or talking Memoji recordings.

Memoji compatibilities:

Memoji’s compatibility is supported on iOS 12 and newer operating systems, including the iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and later. As for iPads, Memoji functionality is available on the iPad Pro 11-inch or the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and newer models.

How to make your Memoji talk on iPhone

Part 2. How To Easily Make Your Own Memoji on iPhone

Before we get into how to make your Memoji talk, let’s prepare and make your own Memoji on iPhone first. To create your own Memoji that truly captures your essence, you'll want to customize it to closely resemble yourself or any characters you had in mind.

Here’s how to make and customize your own Memoji on iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Messages app on your iPhone. Then, compose a new message or open a conversation.

Step 2: In the message, tap the Plus button located to the left of the text field and tap "More" from the list of options.

Step 3: Now, tap the Memoji button and select "New Memoji" from the next menu.

Step 4: This is where the fun begins! Customize the various features of your Memoji to your heart's content. You have the flexibility to adjust elements such as skin tone, hairstyle, eyes, facial hair, accessories, and more to ensure that your Memoji is a true reflection of yourself.

Customize Memoji on iPhone

Take your time to fine-tune each detail until you're satisfied with the result. Once you've completed customizing your Memoji, you're ready to show its charm across your Apple devices.

Part 3. How To Record and Send Your Memoji on iPhone

Now that you’ve created my personalized Memoji, you may want to ask “how do I make my Memoji talk”. You can do so by recording with your Memoji and sharing it with your friends. Recording with Memoji can be a fun and creative way to express yourself in your communication.

Follow these straightforward steps on how to record and send your Memoji on iPhone:

Step 1: Make sure that you have a compatible iPhone device as mentioned in Part 1 to access the Memoji feature.

Step 2: Open the Messages app on your iPhone device, and start a new message by tapping Compose. You can also locate and select an existing conversation.

Step 3: While composing your message, tap the Plus button and select "More" from the menu.

Step 4: Locate and tap the Memoji button (which looks like a smiling face). Swipe left to choose the Memoji you want to use for recording.

Step 5: After selecting your Memoji, tap the Record button to start recording your message. You have up to 30 seconds to express yourself. Tap Stop when finished, then send it to your friend. They will receive your Memoji message as an animated video, complete with your voice recording.

How to record and send talking Memoji

But if you want to share your talking Memoji outside of the Messages app, you can save the recording to your camera roll and then share it through other messaging apps or social media platforms.

Part 4. How To Make Your Memoji Image Talks

Besides recording your Memoji, you can also animate and make talking Memoji from a photo using Wondershare Virbo. This is the perfect way if you find recording and sending your own Memoji awkward. Just toss in your Memoji image, and Virbo will do the rest.

Virbo is a multi-purpose video editing tool tailored for producing short videos featuring lifelike avatars using AIGC technology. One of its key features is the ability to generate speaking avatars from images with its Photo Talking feature.

Virbo Photo Talking features include:

    • Extensive collection of more than 300 AI avatars for free
    • A diverse selection of more than 300 AI voices
    • Take advantage of user-friendly tutorials
    • Cross-platform compatibility on online, desktop, and mobile applications
    • Natural animation and lip synchronization

How to make Memoji talk on iPhone with Wondershare Virbo:

Step 1: Create a new project

After installing Wondershare Virbo, launch the application and select the Talking Photo feature to make your talking Memoji.


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Step 2: Import your Memoji photo

Tap on "Upload a photo" and select the Memoji picture saved on your camera roll.

Upload the Memoji picture

Step 3: Customize and export your talking Memoji video

Input your desired text and select a voiceover from the options provided below to generate the audio for your video. Alternatively, you can also record your own voice by selecting "record audio". After completing the video editing process, click on "Generate Video" to export your creation.

Customize voice for the talking Memoji

If you need help with how to make your Memoji talk, you can refer to the video tutorial.


Memoji is a feature introduced by Apple that allows you to create personalized animated characters, or "Memoji," which can your facial expressions and movements. These Memojis can be created to resemble you or any character you desire. You can use it in Messages, FaceTime calls, and even as stickers in other apps.

In case you wonder, “How to make my Memoji talk?” you can achieve it by either recording a video with the Memoji while speaking or you can turn your Memoji image and make it talk using Wondershare Virbo. Virbo’s Photo Talking feature is a user-friendly tool that lets you animate your Memoji image with ease by syncing it with recorded audio.

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Eric Miller
Eric Miller Apr 16, 24
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