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Snapchat Adds New Bitmoji Character Options

How excited are you for Bitmoji Deluxe?

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Snapchat announced earlier this week a new way to customize your personal character with 1.9 septillion different options through Bitmoji Deluxe.

The updated software allows for users to snap a photo of themselves that shows while they customize their avatar. Users can now choose from over 100 different hair, hair treatment and skin colors.

And yes, you can even change your eyebrows!

Bitmoji Deluxe allows the user to take a selfie of themselves to do a side-by-side comparision of how they want their Bitmoji too look. It is also eliminating the need for only heteronormative avatar, allowing the user to feel comfortable using both feminine and masculine qualities to create their Bitmoji.

Snapchat bought the Bitmoji program for $64.2 million in 2016, and ever since then Bitmoji’s have been an integral addition to the identity of the app by allowing the user their custom made Bitmoji as the profile picture, the Snap Map feature, and even allows the user to add creativity to their stories.

Most observers feel the update will be effective in creating a more friendly experience for users.

It is safe to say that this update will only help but continue the popularity of Snapchat as not just an app, but a personalized experience every time you use it.

 

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Savannah is a third year Journalism major with a French minor at Colorado State University. She works as a Communications Intern for the CSU Alumni Association, and hopes to one day work in a French speaking country.

Lewis Boob is a senior at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, where he is studying for a degree in Theatre and Media Writing. He has written for other websites, including Uloop and The Odyssey Online. Lewis also has his own blog called On My Mind in which he has written about his study abroad semester, as well as music reviews and his own personal life. Feel free to contact him at lewisboob621@gmail.com !

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