If you believe that Bistrips and emojis are two of the greatest things ever that came from the Internet, then this new app is definitely something that will make you search for the best happy emoji. Bitmoji combines two of the things we love to share on social networks and messaging apps, and will make conversations and status updates even more interesting (or so we hope).
If you’re not familiar yet with Bitstrips, it’s a Facebook and mobile app that lets you create a cartoon avatar that closely resembles you (or who you want to be) and lets you insert yourself in different cute or funny or very real situations. They created this new app to let your avatar become an actual emoji, which you can share to your various social networks or message it to your friends in any of the numerous messaging apps that are now available.
After downloading the Bitmoji app, those who already have Bistrips accounts can log in and if you don’t yet, you’ll have fun creating your own avatars where you can customize your outfit, your hairstyle, your make-up, among other things. Once you’ve finished creating your cartoon self, it will automatically be placed into hundreds of different emojis that are categorized under mood (happy, sad, funny, etc.). You can also turn on the Bitmoji keyboard so you can use your personalized bitmojis when typing. You just need to tap on the image (it will automatically copy) and then paste it on the message field.
You can download Bitmoji for free from the Google Play Store. There are no in-app purchases, but we have a feeling later on they’ll try to monetize on this by letting you buy more customization options or special emojis as well. But for now, enjoy flooding your friends with Bitmojis that look like you. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, it’s up to your friends. (insert snickering Bitmoji here)