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Digital Natives Demo: Make Your Own Emoji

Text style has come a long way since a simple ‘c u l8r’ would suffice. Even the humble emoji is no longer enough – Twitter has a custom emoji for everything from Taylor Swift to Wimbledon, for goodness’ sake. But you know what they say: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, so here’s our round-up of the whizziest and wackiest ways to make your own emoji.

Ultratext

Bread and butter

Making awesome flashing messages. Use live photos or ones saved your camera roll and combine with brightly coloured text to get your point across. Don’t be shy.

Bit on the side

Trying to make you purchase everything, from fonts to stickers.

Imoji

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Bread and butter

Making customised emojis (or stickers) using anything from a selfie to something from your camera roll. Works beautifully on iMessage, though not so much on Whatsapp where it’ll just send as an image.

Bit on the side

Neat scissor tool makes it really simple to cut out for full sticker effect.

JibJab

Bread and butter

Giving yourself a starring role in a lively little animation. Scenes vary from the lewd to the crude to the plain old nude, so GSOH required about your image being used in vain. Here’s one we made earlier with Piers Morgan.

Bit on the side

The scene can also be made into Word Art, stickers or emojis if the GIF format isn’t for you.

Bitmoji

Bread and butter

You might recall the strange and surreal faze of Bitstrips being used on Facebook, allowing your most self-obsessed friends to create cartoons all about themselves. Well you’ll be thankful to hear that they’ve now branched into emojis, allowing you to spam your friends with your mini me to your heart’s content.

Bit on the side

You can also download Bitmoji as a Chrome extension, allowing you to add your little lovable character all over the shop, including Gmail. Nothing says professional like a cyber clone…right?

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