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How to create a RealMoji

Lost for words on how to react to your friend’s latest BeReal? Try sending a RealMoji instead. Here’s how to create one in just a few taps. 

For those out of the loop, BeReal is a social network that encourages you to share a spontaneous photo of whatever you’re up to with your friends at a randomly set time every day. The idea behind the app is to encourage you to “be real” with your followers instead of curating your feed the way you would on Instagram or Facebook.

BeReal also allows you to create custom emojis to react to your friends’ posts called RealMojis. Keep reading to learn how to make and save your own RealMojis or scroll down for tips on how to create temporary reactions.

What you’ll need: 

  • A BeReal account 
  • To have posted your own BeReal for the day (this is the only way to view your friends’ posts) 

The Short Version 

  1. Open BeReal 
  2. Find the post you want to react to 
  3. Tap the smiley face icon 
  4. Choose an emoji to recreate 
  5. Take the photo 
  6. Hit continue to save your RealMoji 
  7. Tap the RealMoji to react with it

How to create a RealMoji

  1. Step

    Open BeReal

    yoWe’ll be using screenshots from the iOS app, but you can also do this on Android. how to create a realmoji

  2. Step

    Find the post you want to react to

    This can be any BeReal that isn’t your own. how to create a realmoji

  3. Step

    Tap the smiley face icon in the bottom right corner

    Or double-click on the post. how to create a realmoji

  4. Step

    Choose an emoji to recreate

    You can choose from the thumbs up, smiley face, shocked face, heart eyes and crying laughing emojis. There’s also the lightning bolt for custom reactions that won’t save to your account. how to create a realmoji

  5. Step

    Tap the white circle

    This will snap a photo. how to create a realmoji

  6. Step

    Hit continue

    This will save your to create a realmoji

  7. Step

    Tap your new RealMoji

    This will post it under your friend’s BeReal. how to create a realmoji


How do I delete a RealMoji?

If you want to delete a RealMoji, simply tap the smiley face icon and press and hold on any RealMoji and hit the X to delete it.

How do I create a temporary RealMoji?

If you want to react to a BeReal but don’t want to replace any of your usual RealMojis, you can hit the lightning icon to create a temporary RealMoji. Then, just follow steps 5 to 7 to send your RealMoji.

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