Create Personalized Emojis in Snapchat; Here’s How

July 21, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Pasting an emoji of oneself in Snapchat photos is something which a major share of Snapchat users have always wanted. Now, that will be a reality.

Thanks to Snapchat’s acquisition of Bitstrips back in March that users can now experience personalized emoji of their own in the popular instant photo hosting app. Custom emojis made through Bitstrips, also called Bitmojis, can now be ported easily to your Snapchat posts, or even videos, and here’s how to do that.

Users will have to first create the emoji in Bitstrip before they can start using them in Snapchat. Snapchat hasn’t provided the option of in-app creation or editing of Bitstrip emojis, and we are not sure if they will go a step ahead to introduce that later. But fetching an emoji from Bitstrip isn’t that hard either.


Users can get the Bitmoji app for creating the stickers from either App Store for iOS, or from Google Play for Android, for free. You can also experiment them using the Chrome app. Creating a Bitmoji is pretty easy, and is highly customizable. Users can alter parameters like personal characteristics, face shapes, skin tones, hair color, and even finer details like jawline, eyebrows, etc. Overall, it won’t take more than five minutes to create a personalized sticker of your own.

Once you are done with the final touches of your Bitmoji, you can get them on Snapchat using the stickers’ options available after taking a picture or video within the app. This can be found in the form of a small square near the right hand corner. The second option under it, which is represented by a face, is from where you can have all the bitmojis you have created using your account.

Snapchat is also encouraging users to use Bitmojis within the app, as it has also got an option to login to Bitstrips using Snapchat in case if you don’t have a Bitstrips account. Users will also be able to use emojis created by their Snapchat friends, if they have Bitstrips linked with their Snapchat account.

Snapchat acquired Bitstrips during March for an amount reported to be touching $100 million mark.

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