How to Make Your Own Emoji: 5 Emoji Maker Apps To Use

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on March 29, 2021 by Larious

Emojis are quite possibly the single best way of conveying emotions in messages, which is probably why they’re all the rage these days. No matter how many emojis keep being added by Unicode, there’ll always be a dearth of emojis. I mean, just recently 69 new emojis have been proposed, and I’m sure they’ll still not be enough for all the people who use emojis highly frequently. Plus, even if there are enough emojis, they’ll never have the personal touch of an emoji that you made yourself. So, if you’ve always wanted to make your own emoji, here are 5 emoji maker apps to create your own emojis:

Create Your Own Emoji Using Bitmoji

Bitmoji is one of the most used emoji creating apps around the world. Plus, since Snap Inc. acquired Bitmoji and integrated it with Snapchat, allowing users to add Bitmojis as stickers on Snaps, the app gained even more traction, especially among the teenage audience that forms the vast majority of Snapchat users. Bitmoji allows users to create an avatar, which is then used in a number of different stickers, and emojis.

  • The process of creating Bitmojis is very easy. Users can create their avatar by selecting things like the hair style, eyebrow shape and color, and other details. Users are then asked to select the body type for their avatar.
  • Then, users can choose from a variety of outfits for their avatar. Once the user is happy with how their avatar looks, they can tap on the “tick” button on the top right.

Bitmoji then proceeds to creating a number of different emojis for the user, based on the avatar they create. These can then be shared on social media, or a number of messaging platforms.

Install: AndroidiOS (Free)

Make Your Own Emoji Using Moji Maker

Moji Maker is quite easily one of the best emoji maker apps you can use to create custom emojis for sharing with your friends. Sadly, the app is only available for iOS users. Moji Maker offers a lot of control over every aspect of your emoji, so you can create exactly the emoji that you want to.

  • When you launch the app, you can simply start creating a new emoji, and start with the base template for your emoji. For beginners, it’s better to go with the basic emoji base, and add details to it later on.
  • Once you’re done, just tap on “Done”. You can then choose to save the emoji, or not.
  • Sharing emojis from Moji Maker is easy, as well. You can just tap on the emoji and then on “Share”.

You can even select the size of the emoji that you want to send, from within the app itself. This is definitely a great feature because it will let you send emojis in different sizes, depending on what you need.

Install: iOS ($0.99 on 50% right now)

Other Apps to Make Your Own Emoji

Makemoji is another iOS only app that can let you create any emoji that you can think of. The app is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is choose the base template for the emoji you want, and then add layers of all the different details you want on your emoji. It is very intuitive, and the layer based approach really makes editing easy.

Install: iOS (Free)

Bobble Keyboard is an app very similar to Bitmoji, in that it creates stickers and emojis from your avatar. It is very different from Bitmoji, in that it uses your selfie to create your cartoon avatar, and then creates multiple stickers, GIFs, and even stories from it. It’s a very fun app to use, and you should definitely check it out.

Install: Android, iOS (Free)

EmojiFace is another iOS only app that converts your face into a number of emojis, by overlaying your selfie with emoji effects. The app is easy to use, and can create some really great emojis from your face. The emojis created with EmojiFace have a personal touch because they’re all your pictures, just with some emoji features overlaid, making it look very different.

Install: iOS (Free, with in-app purchases)

SEE ALSO: 7 Cool Apps Like Bitmoji You Can Use

Make Your Own Custom Emojis with These Emoji Maker Apps

Making your own emojis might sound like a difficult task, but these apps definitely make easy work out of designing custom emojis. Apps like Bitmoji, and Bobble can be used to create emojis of your own selfies, or your avatars, while apps like Moji Maker, Makemoji can be used to create some really well detailed emojis with ease. No matter what kind of emoji you want to create, you’ll definitely find a suitable app in this list of emoji maker apps. So, have you ever wanted to make your own emoji? If you have, which app did you use? Also, if you know of any other emoji maker app for making your own emojis that you think deserves to be on this list, do let us know about it in the comments section below.


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