It’s been a little while since we last heard from Bitmoji, but that doesn’t mean that Snapchat hasn’t been paying attention to it behind the scenes. Today, Snapchat is introducing a new feature called “Bitmoji Delxue,” and promises that it will offer you more customization options when it comes to creating your Bitmoji. If you’re one of the many Bitmoji users out there, you may want to check your app today.
Even knowing nothing else about you, the assumption that you’re a Bitmoji user has a fairly decent chance of being correct. When Apple revealed its top 20 lists at the end of 2017, Bitmoji was the most popular iPhone app throughout the entire year. That’s a pretty immense achievement, as it had to beat out others like Messenger, Instagram, and YouTube, even managing to top the app that shares the name of its parent company, Snapchat.
In a new blog post published today, Snap walks us through what Bitmoji Deluxe means for Bitmoji users. Perhaps most importantly, this means new “skin tones, hairstyles, hair colors, facial features, accessories, and more.” If you find yourself dealing with a bit of choice paralysis when presented when all of these new options, then good news: you’ll now be able to view a preview of your new and improved Bitmoji, so you’ll be able to make sure that everything looks proper before you commit your changes.
Interestingly, it seems that Bitmoji Deluxe will coexist alongside current Bitmoji styles instead of simply replacing them outright. In order to create a new deluxe Bitmoji, you only need to navigate to the Settings menu within the app and select “Change Avatar Style.” It’s in this sub-menu that you’ll be able to choose the classic Bitmoji and Bitstrips styles as well, so if, like so many other people, you’re uneasy when it comes to change, Snap won’t force it upon you here.
Snap promises more updates to Bitmoji Deluxe in the future, so it looks like we’re heading toward a period of renewed focus on developing the app. Snap doesn’t say when exactly Bitmoji Deluxe will be going live, but look for it to roll out to the iOS and Android apps soon.