Snapchat could kill selfies forever with the launch of Bitmoji Deluxe.
This is a major update to the social network’s popular custom avatar app.
It means you’ll now be able to pad out your Snapchat Stories with a personal cartoon that the company says “accurately” reflects how you look. Bitmoji stickers launched back in 2014 as a way to show how you’re feeling on Snapchat without having to take a selfie of your actual face.
The personal avatars are customisable, and let you choose from a variety of physical attributes and clothing styles.
But a major update that’s available today introduces a brand new style of Bitmoji that’s supposed to look much more like you.
It involves taking a selfie that you can reference when building your avatar, so that you can replicate your face as precisely as possible.
Snapchat says that the most common request from its users was for new hairstyles, so there’s now a wide selection of hair options.
The social media giant worked with hair stylists to develop new styles and colouring options, which can even be personalised with highlights and ombre tones.
The company has also added new headwear, glasses, facial features, skin tones and accessories that improve on what’s now dubbed “Bitmoji Classic”.
Snapchat also added that its new attributes aren’t “cis-/heteronormative” – so a person who identifies as masculine can apply make-up or earrings.
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