SNAP CHAT AVATAR | Snapchat Enhnacees Bitmoji with 1.9 million Avatar options – with the latest trends you can customize your Snapchat Bitmoji avatar with 50 hair colors, 50 hair treatment options, 40 skin tones, and a lot more so it looks exactly just as you. Today Snapchat launches Bitmoji Deluxe, a more configurable version of its cartoony avatars that covers the growing diversity of its users.
The feature offers an easier front-end builder that instantly preview changes on your Bitmoji, with the option to take a selfie to guide your personalization. Though there’s still no automatic facial recognition to do it for you. This update also makes Bitmoji more flexible on the backend so Snapchat can add new variation options more frequently. That could pave the way for brand-sponsored Bitmoji clothing, accessories, makeup, and more, though Snap tells me it has nothing to share about the Bitmoji sponsorship idea for now.
Over a million different combinations of options as there are now 40skin tones instead of 25, 50 hair color instead of 25. Te hair treats are all-new, allowing you to add a color gradient to your avatar’s. there are also far more hairstyles with different asymmetrical swoops, braids, and levels of curl. As the update rolls out today, users will be able to find Bitmji Deluxe by going to their Bitmoji App’s settings or hitting the Edit Bitmoji button in Snapchat.
I would be so astonished if Facebook wasn’t creating a version of Bitmoji that expands its 3D VR avatars from Oculus and Facebook spaces into the 2D mobile world. Meanwhile, startups like Genesis are taking a more photorealistic approach to offering personalizable scenes you can share.
That’s why it’s smart for Snapchat to try to expand and it’s lead in the space as much as it can while it has the chance. If its’s stories, ephemeral messages, and original programming have been copied by Facebook, it should squeeze as much growth and loyalty out of Bitmoji before the avatars get cloned too.