If Messages is your goto text messaging app, then you are likely aware of "tapback responses" - the thumbs up/down, heart, "haha", exclamations and question mark stickers that you can respond to messages with. In addition to these stickers, you can respond to messages with Memoji stickers as well. Here's how to do it on iPhone and iPad:
If you aren't a fan of Memoji, the customizable human Animoji, and you are a minimalist, you probably don't want the Memoji stickers showing up in your Messages app, especially since they appear in your frequently used emoji. Up until now you could only hide the sticker pack from the options appearing above the keyboard, but you would still see them in your emoji options. iOS 13.3, however, lets you get rid of them altogether. Here's how to remove Memoji from your Messages app on iPhone and iPad:
Animoji debuted with iOS 11 as fun Messages feature involving animated characters that use your iPhone's front-facing camera to mimic your facial movements and expressions. iOS 12 introduced Memoji which are basically customizable human Animoji. iOS 13 now lets you use both Memoji and Animoji as your profile picture. Not only can you use them as your own avatar, but you can create Animoji and Memoji profile pics for your contacts as well.
Animoji and Memoji are animated emoji that mimic your facial expressions using your iPhone's forward facing camera. While most adults are probably not going to converse with animated emojis, kids definitely delight in them. Unfortunately only the iPhone X or later, iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) can create and send Animoji and Memoji (though any iOS or Android device can receive them).
You can change the look of your Memoji at any time from the Messages app. Just tap the Memoji icon (3 faces) in the apps tray, then tap the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner from the pop up menu screen.