Make Your Animoji Videos Twice as Long With This Unofficial iPhone X App
iOS: Sure, the
has a bezel-less screen and
facial recognition security
, but the device's most buzzed about feature may just be
. The only problem? Animoji are stuck inside
Thankfully, it only took a few days for someone create a stand-alone Animoji app with a longer 20-second time limit, and it's available for download now, if you're willing to do a little extra legwork.
Why Does Anyone Care About Animoji, Anyway?
Before we dive in, you might be wondering what the big deal is with Apple's latest gimmicky feature. Animoji are animated
Search through Twitter or YouTube and you'll find countless Animoji videos. It's even sparked a new trend called Animoji Karaoke , in which people record lengthy lip syncing videos-often with harmonies and multiple emoji.
The results are a lot of fun, but making them isn't easy. You have to go into the Messages app and use the screen recording feature in iOS 11 to capture longer videos. Then you need to edit them together with a separate program.
Enter SBSAnimoji, an unofficial app from developer Simon B Stovring that should make things a little easier.
How to Download SBSAnimoji
Apple hasn't opened up Animoji to third-party developer, so Stovring's app works by accessing the company's private APIs. That means you definitely won't find SBSAnimoji in the App Store anytime soon.
Like we said, it's not the simplest process, but it will be worth it when you're impressing your friends with 20-second-long Animoji videos.