One of the more interesting acquisitions this year was that Snapchat had bought Bitstrips, the popular mobile and web app that allowed you to create your own bitmoji in a cartoon strip form. For a while it was quite popular since it made people customize their own bitmojis and probably this intrinsic value made Snapchat purchase it for a deal that was valued at over $100 million.
Now from a report published by TechCrunch, the company has sort of revealed the acquisition of Bitstrips by announcing the use of bitmojis on Snapchat. In a video, the company described how you will be able to add bitmojis to your snaps.
You only need to download the Bitmoji app on the app stores if you don’t have the app, create your own custom avatar and connect the app to Snapchat. These bitmojis will be used in your chats that was recently revamped with other stickers and on your snaps as sticker overlays. That is not all, if your friend has a Bitmoji account linked too, you can also send their bitmoji avatar stickers to them too, which is nostalgic of one of the cool things about Bitstrips back in the day.
These are just some of the advances made by the company to engage its ever growing audience and Bitmoji is a solid one thanks to the personal effort made by users in creating avatars on their own liking. Other efforts made by the company to keep engagement high include the recent feature to recommend accounts of interest to friends and Memories to save your snaps.