Just admit it, when it comes to writing, we're not men or women of letters. That's why in all virtual conversation via email or instant messaging and chat app of the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram or even Instagram, we need to reinforce the message we want to transmit (especially if we don't want to be misleading) with emoticons, emojis, stickers, and other similar elements.
The latter have evolved greatly since the times of forums and communication systems of the likes of IRC that could only support ASCII characters to the date, moment at which we can make use of stickers, drawings, GIF animations...
Create customized emojis for iPhone and Android
That's what Bitmoji - Your Personal Emoji is all about, an application with which you can create your own avatar to turn it into an emoji that looks like it's out of some sort of comic, and that you can use in your messaging applications. The iPhone app, just like the APK for Android (which you'll have to use with an emulator if you want to get hold of the Windows PC version or download the Chrome extension), can be used for free although it's true that some functions require you to pay. But we'll come to that later on.
Become an emoji: design an avatar in your own image and likeness.
How does Bitmoji work?
Becoming an emoji isn't hard at all. You've only got to follow these simple steps:
- Step 1: sign up as a user with an email account or via Facebook.
- Step 2: choose the type of avatar you want, a Bitmoji avatar or a Bitstrips avatar.
- Step 3: choose your facial traits such as eyes, expression, hair, mouth...
- Step 4: choose your glasses and hat.
- Step 5: choose the build of your emoji.
- Step 6: finally, the clothes. Choose how you want to dress up.
Now you'll see that there are dozens of stickers organized by categories that you can explore depending on your mood or the purpose for which you're going to use them: to greet someone, to express joy or anger, r for any other situation. You can use them in all your conversations, but also include them in your Snapchat pictures.
Furthermore, if you enable the Friendmoji option you can combine your creations with those of other users to appear as a couple.
Integration with Snapchat
Snapchat is definitely the best instant messaging tool that goes with this application to create emojis and avatar. Not only because you can include them in the photos you send but also because you can use the keyboard in the application.
What's new in the latest version
- Updates to the Terms of Service.