Double the Length of Your Animoji Videos With This Unofficial IPhone X App

iOS: Sure, the iPhone X has a bezel-less screen and facial recognition security , but the device’s most popular feature might be Animoji . The only problem? Animoji get stuck in Apple’s Messages app and are limited to 10 seconds in duration.

Fortunately, it only took someone a few days to create a standalone Animoji app with a longer 20 second time limit, and it’s available to download right now if you’re willing to do a little bit of work.

Why would anyone care about Animoji at all?

Before we dive into the details, you might be wondering what is so special about Apple’s latest trick. Animoji are animated emoticons that mimic the movement of your face using the iPhone X’s Face ID camera . It may not seem like a big deal, but it quickly becomes an inevitable meme.

Search Twitter orYouTube and you will find countless Animoji videos. It even sparked a new trend called Animoji Karaoke , in which people record long videos with lip syncing – often with harmonies and multiple emojis.

The results are very funny, but not easy to achieve. You need to go into the Messages app and use the screen recording feature in iOS 11 to record longer videos. Then you need to edit them with a separate program.

Log into SBSAnimoji, an unofficial app from developer Simon B. Steering that should make things a little easier.

How to download SBSAnimoji

Apple hasn’t opened Animoji to third-party developers, so the Steering app works by accessing the company’s private APIs. This means that you will definitely not find SBSAnimoji in the App Store anytime soon.

Instead, you’ll have to download the app from GitHub and then upload it to your iPhone X. You will also need to create a free developer account ( 9to5Mac has a step-by-step guide if you need help).

As we said, it’s not the easiest process, but it’s worth it when you impress your friends with 20-second Animoji videos.


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