What is a Bitmoji and how to create one

Whether you use iOS or Android, Bitmoji is pretty big on all mobile platforms. It is an application that integrates with other mobile software like Snapchat, Facebook and Gboard. Let’s take a quick look at what Bitmoji is and how to create one.

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Bitmojis are personalized emojis that represent you on Snapchat and beyond. Bitmojis can be used with various apps and programs, including Snapchat, Facebook, and Gboard.


What is Bitmoji?

Bitmoji was introduced in 2014 by a company known as Bitstrips. Essentially, Bitmoji was created to give people a way to express their emotions, feelings, and reactions online through personalized emoji. Your avatar would appear in various stickers that you could use in messaging apps.

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In 2016, Bitstrips was acquired by Snap, Inc., after which Bitmoji became a central feature of the social media service Snapchat. That said, Bitmoji lives on as its own app and still integrates with other software like Facebook, Gboard, Chrome, and iMessage.

Today in Snapchat, Bitmojis have even deeper integration. For example, there are “Friendmoji” stickers that feature your Bitmoji alongside your friends’ Bitmojis, World Lenses that feature your Bitmoji, and Geofilters that are customized to include your Bitmoji.

How to make a Bitmoji

You can create your Bitmoji in Snapchat or the Bitmoji app. Because the apps are so tightly integrated, the process for creating Bitmoji isn’t much different between the two.

How to Create a Bitmoji on Snapchat

Bitmoji is deeply integrated with Snapchat. In fact, the platform doesn’t even really work without you having a Bitmoji. As such, creating Bitmoji is part of the signup process – or you can choose to create one after starting your new Snapchat account.

If you choose to create your Bitmoji in Snapchat, you can allow Snapchat to use your front camera to generate a Bitmoji for you.

  • Launch Snapchat and go to Create your Bitmoji Where Add Bitmoji. Faucet Continue.
  • Choose your gender.
  • Center your face in front of your front camera. From the auto-generated Bitmoji, choose the one you like and tap Continue.
  • Hurry Do.

How to Create a Bitmoji in the Bitmoji App (Without Snapchat)

You can also create a Bitmoji from the dedicated Bitmoji app for Android and iOS. That said, the process is pretty much the same if you link your two accounts (Snapchat and Bitmoji), so we’ll detail the steps for creating a Bitmoji if you don’t use Snapchat and just want to use an email.

  • Launch the Bitmoji app and select Create an avatar.
  • Hurry Use email.
  • Enter your date of birth and email address, then create a password.
  • Choose your gender.
  • In the Start with a selfie! pop-up dialog, select either SKIP Where CONTINUE. If you select CONTINUE, you can take an optional selfie and Bitmoji will generate a set of features for you to get started with.
  • Customize the features of your Bitmoji; these include eye color, hairstyle, etc. When you are done, press to safeguard.
  • Choose an outfit, then press to safeguard.

What is Bitmoji Deluxe?

Bitmoji Deluxe vs. Bitmoji Classic

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Bitmoji Deluxe (left) versus Bitmoji Classic (right).

Bitmoji Deluxe, introduced in 2018, is what Bitmoji calls the updated version of Bitmoji. This update is not a fundamental overhaul of Bitmoji’s original formula, but rather adds to its existing base. This means that with the Bitmoji Deluxe update, you have access to over 190 new hairstyles, a large selection of hair color options, facial piercings, additional hat options and colors, Exclusive Snapchat Lensesand more.

Bitmoji Deluxe is free. To upgrade to Bitmoji Deluxe:

  • In Snapchattap your profile picture in the top left.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Faucet Bitmoji.
  • By default, you are on the Recommended setting. If it has a wide face, it’s the original version of Bitmoji. You can type New style to upgrade to Bitmoji Deluxe.