The iPhone X may have a fancy new OLED screen, a juiced-up camera, and no home button, but there’s only one feature anyone cares about right now: Animojis.
Using its facial recognition technology, Apple’s new smartphone can create videos of emojis that mimic the user’s facial expressions. Designed for sending cute videos and images, iPhone X owners have already found an alternate use for them — lipsyncing to music.
Say hello to Animoji Karaoke.
People have shared videos of everything from AC/DC’s “TNT” to Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina,” using the feature to record them singing along for comedic effect.
The concept really comes into its own when a song has multiple singers — like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Inventive iPhone owners are sharing some of their best creations on Twitter using the hashtag #AnimojiKaraoke.
Fast Company reporter Harry McCracken, who invented Animoji Karaoke, recommends would-be lipsyncers record their screen using the iOS 11 feature — getting you past the normal 10-second limit on Animoji videos.
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