Snapchat users can now enable 3D Bitmoji avatars on their profile, giving them a more polished and dynamic version of the 2D avatars many of us use on the platform. The 3D version of Bitmoji supports an equivalent wide selection of clothing, expressions, and more that you can access on the 2D version, but with the advantage of new body poses and a more modern appearance.
If you’re on Snapchat, the chances are high you’ve got a customized Bitmoji avatar. Users are ready to create the 2D character in their likeness, including everything from hairstyle to the creases on their faces. In addition, a variety of brand name partners have gotten in on the favored avatar system, adding their products as to how to market them.
You can, for instance, suit your Bitmoji avatar with a pair of Adidas shoes and a Vans t-shirt. An equivalent remains valid for the 3D version of the avatars, which, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, offers quite 1,200 different style combos, including gestures, poses, facial expressions, and background.
Snap is rolling out the new support to Snapchat users within the US; at the time of publication, we could not access the feature ourselves, so it remains unclear how long some users may need to wait to access the new option. In addition, whether users will be ready to persist with their 2D avatar is also unknown at this point.
With the new dynamic, more ‘realistic’ Bitmoji avatars, we may see Snap expand its brand partnerships to market more apparel via these digital representations. Bitmoji has previously dabbled with 3D versions of its popular 2D avatars, including 3D versions available in some games and as augmented reality overlays.