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Your Bitmoji just got a little more personal

by Justin Herrick | January 30, 2018January 30, 2018 1:00 pm PST

Now there are hundreds of new ways to customize your Bitmoji. This week Snap is rolling out a major update for the service that lets you turn yourself into an animated character. It’s called Bitmoji Deluxe, and as you might imagine it adds quite a number of new possibilities to ensure your Bitmoji represents you accurately.

It’s an entirely new style of Bitmoji, which you can see above. Bitmoji Deluxe includes various skin tones, hairstyles, hair colors, facial features, accessories, and more. The idea is that, with Bitmoji Deluxe, you can make more adjustments so that your Bitmoji looks like no one else’s.

Checking out Bitmoji Deluxe is pretty simple. Jump into the Bitmoji app’s settings, and find “Change Avatar Style.” There you’ll get to switch to the new style and start customizing your Bitmoji. Snap also added better previews so that you can see what certain options look like before confirming. And there’s even the choice to take a selfie that gets converted to a Bitmoji for quicker setup.

The other two styles aren’t going away. Your Bitmoji can still use the Classic and Bitstrips styles if you’d like. But chances are everyone will opt for Bitmoji Deluxe since it’s more personal.

Snap definitely needs to figure out how to drive revenue, and maybe refreshing a once-popular feature on Snapchat is the start of good things to come. Honestly, though, this won’t have any impact on Snap’s struggles. The company still needs to find a better way to compete against Instagram before it’s too late.

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