The Nito app tracks your facial features and movements as you talk, and reproduces them in real time via an animated avatar of your choice in recorded 15-second videos.

Users can choose from 12 avatar characters and a variety of backgrounds - nine of the characters are free, and three cost 99 cents per use, 'Gizmag' reported.

After users have chosen a character and background, they can utilize a simple facial grid interface to map the location of their eyes, nose and mouth, so the app can subsequently track them as they move.

After that, they just hit the on-screen record button and start talking.

Their own voice will be recorded, but it will be synced with the face-following avatar. The video can then be shared through social media.