Create your alter ego and get chatting
As you chat in MimeChat your hand picked avatar recreates your expressions to the recipient.
You start by building your avatar. First you choose its gender and then tap on it to select and change its various features, from skin color to hats. The editor is quite complete, allowing you add plenty of personalization to your virtual puppet. If you really get into Mimechat then there are premium features to buy for your avatar, but there are certainly enough free ones to get you started.
Once your avatar is ready to go you can start talking. Here, MimeChat works like any other messaging app; just pick a contact and start chatting.
Anyone can use it
Having your avatar emote works in a similar fashion to adding an emoticon. Tapping the icon will open a menu where you can select the desired action or emotion. These are listed alphabetical and by category (love, greeting, fight, celebration, etc), so you can usually find what you are looking for quickly.
That is currently it however, as it stand Mimechat doesn’t support any other functions like voice or photo messaging.
As with WhatsApp or LINE, MimeChat needs your phone number. Once it has that it will send you a code via SMS to sync your device – it took a little longer than expected for our code to arrive, but once entered everything worked smoothly. It is easy to use, but this is impart due to the current lack of options – at this point we are shocked by the inability to at least send images.
Full of promise
While the developers clearly have a very clear idea of the focus of the app, the cute avatars, the whole thing is very bare boned. This makes the package a promising novelty, but far from a contender against the established messaging apps.