Can You Use 3D Bitmoji On Snap Map? How Snapchat’s New Features Work Together

If you haven’t logged into Snapchat recently, you may have missed out on some cool new features. The social media app introduced an interactive map in June, and earlier this month, Bitmoji avatars came to life as popcorn eating, guitar playing cartoon characters, complete with Looney Toons-style sound effects. But can you use 3D Bitmoji on Snap Map? Unfortunately, technology hasn’t come that far yet, but that doesn’t mean your little alter ego can’t still have some fun.

In April, Snapchat premiered World Lenses, augmented reality “stickers” that allow you to insert a rain cloud or a hot dog man into your living room. To give it a try, just open the Snapchat rear-facing camera, tap the area where you’d like to add a fun embellishment, and swipe through the different options at the bottom. Once you’ve found one that you like, you can drag the item to a different location, or pinch in and out to change the size. It’s basically like Pokemon Go, only without all that pesky getting up and walking around nonsense. And just like with a regular Snap, you can tap the shutter icon to take a picture, or hold to record video, and then share it with your friends.

But what if instead of a hot dog, you could add a tiny little you to the augmented reality world? Remember Bitmoji, those cartoons on Facebook that you could customize to look just like yourself? Snapchat acquired them a while back, but some users may have been kinda over it by then. Well, now’s a good time to get back into Bitmoji, because now they’re 3D, and with World Lenses, you can drop them right into the real world and watch them dance, play with a fidget spinner (how current!) or even get an ice cream headache. Just follow the same instructions for regular World Lenses, and you’ll see additional options featuring your cartoon self.

If you haven’t created a Bitmoji yet, you’ll be prompted to do so once you attempt to select a Bitmoji World Lens. You’ll be taken to the Play Store or iTunes to download the Bitmoji app (if you haven’t already), and then you can build your avatar by choosing a face shape, hair color, and a whole variety of outfits. If you’ve only created an avatar on your Wii U or that Kim Kardashian game, you’re in for a treat; Bitmoji offers tons of clothes from actual designers, and even costumes from current movies (right now you’re able to dress yourself as Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman from the upcoming Justice League).

Enter Snap Map. The feature came out in June, and it allows you to see where your friends are in real-ish time. Open the map by pinching the camera screen, and you’ll be prompted to choose who can see your location; all friends, just certain friends, or nobody (that’s called “Ghost Mode”). You’ll then see anyone whose settings permit it, and you can tap on friends’ avatars to see their current stories or send them a direct message. You can also see “Our Story,” a crowdsourced collection of Snaps that work something like a visual hashtag for a particular location and event. Users can choose whether or not they want their stories to be included.

Unfortunately, the Bitmojis you’ll see on the Snap Map aren’t 3D, at least not yet. But they’re not as boring as you think; a Bitmoji on the Snap Map is transformed into “ActionMoji” depending on where you are, and what time of day it is. If you’re at a concert, your ActionMoji might be rocking out, and if you’re at the airport, your ActionMoji will be hauling a wheeled suitcase across the map. You don’t get to choose what your ActionMoji is doing — that’s all Snapchat’s doing — but some might say the surprise of discovering your avatar’s comings and goings are half the fun. And if you don’t like the way Snapchat works right now, just wait a minute, and they’ll undoubtedly change it again.

How To Get More World Lenses For Snapchat 3D Bitmoji, Because You Obviously Need More

While our cell phones might be small, they house a truly incredible amount of technology and capabilities inside them. They are constantly evolving and being updated, even while they stay the same. And one popular phone app that is constantly changing? Snapchat. The photo-sharing and messaging app has been known for its ever-changing filters and capabilities, with most updates being praised as making communication even more fun. So, after Snapchat rolled out yet another new feature, how can you get more World Lenses for Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji feature? For now, it seems as though it’s mainly up to the creative forces behind the app.

In case you’re a little behind the times or don’t keep up with the youths like others, allow me to explain. Basically, World Lenses are ways to take your already-existing Bitmoji to a new level. Users can see their Bitmoji brought to life in 3D form, whether that be dancing around with a disco ball, or banging on a vending machine. Think of it almost like Lizzie McGuire’s little animated self. But you know, newer.

Of course, this new form of augmented reality depends on whether or not you have a Bitmoji and that your Bitmoji is connected with your Snapchat app. If you’ve done that, then using the new World Lenses feature should be fairly simple.

Make sure that your phone is updated, as well as your Snapchat app, and then, using your rear-facing camera, tap on your screen just like you would to get any other filter. After that, you should see several new filter options at the bottom, which are actually World Lenses. Once you tap on them, you’ll see the Bitmoji logo appear on your screen while your Bitmoji loads. After that, it’s all fun and games, really.

Seriously, this new Snapchat feature is pretty awesome. And it seems as though the app is planning on rolling out new World Lens options fairly often. As of right now, these are the current options:

  • A lightbulb, which shows your Bitmoji sitting with a laptop and thinking as a lightbulb goes on over their head
  • A coffee mug, which shows your Bitmoji getting a pretty big caffeine bolt
  • A fidget spinner, which shows your Bitmoji playing with, yes, a fidget spinner while sitting at a desk
  • A vending machine where your mini-me just really wants a snack
  • A disco ball, where they really start to get down.

So, basically, the only for-sure way to get new World Lenses is just to make sure your phone and app are completely updated, which is also how you can make sure you’re getting all the other latest filters as well. Luckily, Snapchat is pretty good about keeping things fresh and new, so it’s likely new World Lenses will be available pretty regularly.

However, as more World Lens options become available, it’s likely that older, original ones will filter off. For example, one of the first World Lenses featured the Bitmoji rocking out on a skateboard, and that is no longer an option on the app. Of course, it could come back, but there’s really no telling what Snapchat will do.

At the end of the day, the new Snapchat World Lenses are a great way to have some fun with the app. You can use them anywhere, and who knows? Maybe one day you’ll actually be able to design what your Bitmoji are doing, in a more customizable manner. The world will just have to wait and see.

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Where Can You Use Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji? Here’s Your Guide To World Lenses & More

On Sept. 14, Snapchat launched its coolest invention to date — the 3D Bitmoji. For those of you who weren’t impressed with Snapchat’s original Bitmoji (where’s the thrill in making a two-dimensional emoji of yourself, right?), the 3D Bitmoji ups the ante by allowing users to create a three-dimensional Bitmoji of themselves that can be animated. Considering it’s less than appealing to exist as a real person in the world right now, you’re going to want to know exactly where you can use Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji.  

The best part about the 3D Bitmoji is that it’s pretty easy to use. To kick off your augmented reality experience, all you have to do is make sure your Bitmoji creation (here’s a primer on how to create a Bitmoji) is connected to your Snapchat. Once you’ve confirmed the two are connected, you open up Snapchat and “make sure it’s using your rear-facing camera, and tap the screen,” according to POPSUGAR. At this point, five new “World Lenses” should become visible. If you have no idea what World Lenses are (it’s OK, I had no idea either), they “add augmented reality elements to any scene you can capture with your camera, placing 3D objects you can actually walk around with your smartphone’s camera,” according to Tech Crunch.

Once your World Lenses have loaded, you can pick whichever one strikes your fancy. The five standard World Lenses include an animated skateboard, disco ball, backpack, water cooler, and spectacles. Snapchat also introduced a set of “New World Lenses” in April, one being a lens that allows users to “plant seeds on the ground, which then turn into flowers,” according to Mashable. Once you choose your World Lens, you’re then free to animate your Bitmoji however you’d like. The sky’s the limit, folks!

Now that you have an idea about how 3D Bitmoji works, it’s time to go over where you can use it, which is literally everywhere. Of course, it’s important to note that your experience will be limited to where you’re facing your camera at the time. That being said, you can use 3D Bitmoji at cool locations all around the world, or you can keep it casual by using the feature at work, at home, or in your doomsday bunker.

Here are some cool examples to get a gist of where people are using the 3D Bitmoji:

OK, so it seems like the running theme here is that most people are bored at work. I guess it’s too awkward to play with one’s 3D-animated self in a more public or crowded setting? Well, at least people have a new way to pass the time when things gets slow at the office.

As for any hiccups using the 3D Bitmoji, The Daily Dot writer Christina Bonnington noted that some lenses won’t appear in certain locations:

At my apartment, for example, I don’t see any World Lenses at all. At some nearby coffee shops and offices, however, several of the new animated World Lenses show up as options, including the dancing one above.

Of course, it’s expected that Snapchat’s new feature will have its flaws. The 3D Bitmoji experience has only been out for a week, and Snapchat still has some way to go to make sure the feature is running smoothly for everyone.

Tech issues aside, people seem to really like the 3D Bitmoji overall. Even if you’re not into Snapchat (the endless filters are too much for me to handle), it’s hard to argue that the 3D Bitmoji isn’t a cool idea, especially when you can use it anywhere. Who knows, maybe the world will one day see a Bitmoji floating around in space.

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How To Get Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji, Because You Need A Dancing Mini-Me In Your Life

My Bitmoji knows me better than I know myself. No matter how I am feeling or appearing, there is always a Bitmoji to sum up my emotions perfectly — and it isn’t because I customized the cartoon to look like me (although that helps). Last week, Snapchat unveiled new 3D Bitmoji filters. And if you haven’t caught on by now, you need to know how to get Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji so your Bitmoji can be even more of a mini-me…or mini-you for that matter.

Accessing the 3D Bitmoji feature on Snapchat is much like those 3D-like filters that everyone used and still continues to use. In 2015, Snapchat introduced these special lenses as a way for people to get creative in the ways they talked to their friends. In the two years since then, dog ears have become a permanent mainstay on everyone’s head — and the lenses are the perfect way to entertain a bored kid for hours on end. But now we’ve entered a new era — one where your 3D Bitmoji can replace you altogether instead. If you haven’t already accessed these 3D Bitmojis, or if they aren’t showing up on your phone, then you’re more than likely confused. But you don’t have to be left in the dust and out of the fun.

Getting Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji onto your phone is super simple if you just follow these quick and easy instructions.

Download Bitmoji (If You Haven’t Already)

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In order to get 3D Bitmoji integrated into Snapchat, you have to download Bitmoji first. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, you’re not alone. Up until two months ago, I too, did not have Bitmoji downloaded (the horror).

Once Bitmoji is on your phone, use it to customize your avatar to look just like you. With Bitmoji on your phone, you can activate a keyboard and use them in text messages (exactly like emoji) or you can use it with other apps, like Snapchat.

Make Sure All Of Your Apps (Ahem, Snapchat) Are Updated

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3D Bitmoji is a part of Snapchat’s newest update. If your app is still stuck in an outdated version, you might not be able to access the new 3D Bitmoji feature. So head into the App Store on your phone and make sure a Snapchat update isn’t pending and that all of your apps are up to date. This way you’re not looking for a feature that doesn’t exist.

Link Bitmoji With Snapchat

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If you already use the 2D Bitmojis in Snapchat, you can skip over this step. But if you haven’t linked Bitmoji with Snapchat, do it now. It is super simple. All you have to do is click on the yellow ghost icon at the top of the camera screen, and click on the gear icon on the top right corner. Once you’re there, click Bitmoji, and request permission for Snapchat to link to your Bitmoji app. Once you click on that, it will basically walk you through the rest of the very simple process.

Go To Your Camera Screen & Press The Center Of The Screen

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Once those steps are complete, now is your chance to finally access your 3D Bitmoji. Head to the camera screen and tap on the center of the screen, like you would to access any of the “elemental” lenses.

Another way to do this is to put the camera into selfie mode, access your selfie lenses, and then flip the camera around using the camera icon in the top right corner. I personally find this to be a little less time consuming.

Pick Your 3D Bitmoji Filter…

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Using the filter selection tools at the bottom, go ahead and try out your different 3D Bitmoji options. There are a few fun scenarios for your 3D that are currently available — with emotions ranging from happiness (a dancing 3D Bitmoji) to impatience (waiting at a vending machine) to desperately needing coffee (my current state, all the time).

… & Have Fun!

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Now that you have 3D Bitmoji on Snapchat, now is your chance to go wild and have fun with your mini-me. Feel free to use the coffee filter during your 8 a.m. work shift to show your friends how exhausted you are. Or, place your dancing Bitmoji on top of your dog and send a video to everyone to show how cute your pup is.  

The 3D Bitmoji is the perfect way to send pictures to friends on those days when you’re just not feeling the way you look or feel, but still want to keep people updated. Never has your Bitmoji seemed more real or lifelike until now. So, thank you, Snapchat.

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How To Make Your Bitmoji 3D On Snapchat So Your Animated Self Can Have As Much Fun As You Are


Snapchat and Bitmoji got married last year and today they are having their first three dimensional a baby. Mazel tov Snap-moji, good things. Just in case you need a Bitmoji refresher, they are those cute personalized emojis that you can design to look like the better, cooler, ahem skinnier version of yourself which you then send and torture your friends with on a daily basis. It never gets old. So starting today, bitmojis just nine-million times cooler because you can now unleash these 3D emoji versions of yourself into the universe in a very real way. Which is kind of amazing when you think about it. Now you can practice your Tuesday twerk routine in your living room via Snapchat bitmoji. And the best part is you can then send that clip to your friends. It’s pretty genius.

You may recall the news last year when Snapchat acquired Bitmoji’s parent company Bitstrips for a cool $100 mil. Since then, the company has been coming up with new ways to compete with other similar technologies and this new 3D option is part of the World Lenses feature which will allow you to move, dance and exercise their Bitmoji in a ‘real life’ setting simply with the tap and slide of your finger.

It’s a fairly straight forward setup process, but in an effort to get you started we’ve created this handy little step by step guide on how to bring your 3D bitmoji to life asap.

The first step step is to download and create your own Bitmoji if you haven’t done so already. If you have, feel free to skip to #2 on this step by step guide. So. Creating a bitmoji is really the best part. Before you go any further, click on your apps store, download Bitmoji (it’s free by the way) and create your very own bitmoji avatar. Just follow along the very simple instructions in the app. If you want to, you also have the option of creating a bitmoji in Snapchat by tapping the small silver wheel on the upper right hand corner, scrolling down to Bitmoji and hitting “Create Bitmoji.” You will redirected to the Bitmoji app. Next a purple box will appear prompting you to “Agree & Connect.” Next you can choose to change your outfit, edit your Bitmoji and change your bitmoji selfie.

Ok. So once you have your Bitmoji ready to rock, this is where the going really gets good. Start by tapping the rear-facing Snapchat camera screen to unlock the new camera filters, or lenses as they’re referred to in Snapchat. Your animated Bitmoji will appear alongside your other snapchat effects on the bottom of the photo carousel.

Next you can point the camera at any surface around you. You can place your bitmoji into that scene and animate it by doing thing like drinking a cup of coffee or practicing yoga. You can also change the size of the avatar by tapping it and moving it around.

You can further direct the animated scenes by scaling, moving or walking around in 3D. Yes, you can actually make your bitmoji walk, jump, skip and do yoga.

Now this is an imperative step with the new Bitmoji animation. When you’re done playing with your 3D Bitmoji, you can save and send it directly to your friends or post them to your story. And that’s how its done folk!

3D Bitmojis will be made available to Snapchatters globally on iOS and Android. If only I could teach my bitmoji how to juggle hotdogs while doing a handstand and singing the alphabet backwards. That would be pure bitmoji gold.

Why Don’t I Have 3D Bitmoji? Here’s How To Troubleshoot Your Snapchat


If you’ve heard about the new Snapchat update but are sitting there staring at your phone wondering why you don’t have the new 3D Bitmojis on Snapchat yet, you’re not alone. I’m sure tons of people are sitting there at their desks right now refreshing the app, opening and closing it and wondering where the hell their new augmented reality feature is as their IRL work piles up. I know, 2017 problems, am I right? Like, remember once upon a time when we used to have to put emojis together with symbols and they were always sideways and sometimes incredibly hard to decipher? We have come a long way, my friends.

But back to Bitmojis and the future that’s much cuter. If you haven’t received the update, the truth is, you’ve got nothing to worry about! Only when it comes to Bitmojis, though. I don’t know what else is going on in your personal life, but rest assured, your social media life is going to be A-OK. Whether you’ve already created a Snapchat Bitmoji or not, the 3D feature is only available on the latest update of the app. So don’t panic, in just a few minutes you can get in on all the animated fun.

All you have to do is head to the app store and locate the Snapchat icon. Next to it, should be an option to update. If you don’t see that option, hang tight, it will probably become available to you in the next 24 hours. Sometimes, app updates roll out slowly to reduce congestion and to make sure things go smoothly. Really, it’s for our own benefit, so let’s just sit back and trust the system — Snapchat surely kjnows what they’re doing. If you do see the option to update, just click it and wait for the app to refresh with its new data. Once the app is updated, you’re good to go, your 3D Bitmojis are waiting for you to use to spice up your Snap stories. Yes, that’s really all here is to it.

If you’re still waiting for the update, here’s a peek at what you have to look forward to, I hope it quenches some of your FOMO:

The new 3D Bitmojis are seriously animated. I mean, they literally make the most dramatic facial expressions and get so frustrated at the littlest things — they’re exactly like us. It’s beyond #relatable and hilarious, too.

There are a bunch of lenses that come pre-loaded with the update. You can pick from the angry yogi, the impressed skateboarder, and I’m sure there will be tons of new lens options in the near future. Hopefully they’ll switch them out as regularly as they do with regular Snapchat filters.

While the 3D Bitmojis come with all sorts of built-in preprogramming, there’s a lot of directing work you can do from your end, too. You can chose where to put them, what backdrop you’d like (aka the real world), and whether you’d like them to be small or actual human size. And you can keep playing around with them until you find the perfect combination of factors.

Personally, I plan on saving all of my 3D Bitmoji stories so that I can put them all together and create a short film of my avatar being moody and hilarious AF. But you’ll have to choice to share right away on your story, or simply send to individual friends. And of course, you can save the stories your memories to keep it around for even longer.

How To Use Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji, Because They Are Totally Addictive & Fun To Play Around

Bitmoji have now jumped off the screen from two-dimensional cartoon expressions of ourselves to full 3D augmented reality when on Thursday, Snap, Inc. began to roll out an incredible new feature for users of its ephemeral photo- and video-sharing platform, Snapchat — and now it’s available to all Snapchat users as of Monday. Here’s how to use Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji, because little 3D doodads are super cool. The future is here and I for one, welcome our new augmented-reality overlords.

In 2016, Snapchat acquired Bit Strips, the makers of Bitmoji avatars. Since then, the social platform has fully integrated Bitmoji into Snapchat, including as a replacement to its original GIF burst avatars as well as incorporating them into its creepy but kind of cool Snap Maps, introduced in June. In April, Snapchat debuted World Lenses, an augmented reality feature which brought your favorite emoji into glorious 3D life. Remember the Snapchat hotdog meme of early summer? Now, Snapchat has added the augmented reality experience to its Bitmoji, and I have to admit — it’s pretty darn cool.

Using your new 3D Bitmoji on Snapchat is ridiculously simple, which means you can kiss your productivity goodbye today! Here’s the skinny on getting it all set up.

How To Make Your 3D Bitmoji Appear

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To get started, open Snapchat to your camera screen and make sure it’s set to your rear-facing camera. (I know, selfies are awesome, but 3D Bitmoji are more awesome.) To get to your rear facing camera in Snapchat if you’re in Selfie mode, either click the camera flip icon in the top right corner of your screen, or double tap the middle of your screen. Next, tap any part of your screen, and your World Lenses will appear. Swipe left to scroll through your World Lens selection and pick one: Voila! Say hello to your 3D Bitmoji.

Pinch, Move, & Embiggen

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Using just two fingers, pinch and drag your 3D Bitmoji to move him or her around your screen. Want to make your Bitmoji tiny or giant? Pinch and zoom to play around with sizing.

What Is This Black Magic Sorcery?!

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Ready to have your head explode? Press and hold the World Lens button to record — and walk around while you do it. As you move your phone, the Bitmoji remains fully 3D and remains stationary relative to your view. It’s kind of ridiculous…ly amazing.

But Wait, There’s More

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You can actually rotate your 3D Bitmoji by criss crossing your fingers and pulling them apart. Your Bitmoji will spin in place. It’s a little wonky, but it totally works.

What Can Your 3D Bitmoji Do?

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Right now, there’s a limited selection of World Lenses for your 3D Bitmoji. Your Bitmoji can chill out by the water cooler, do some yoga, play guitar, dance at the club, or watch a movie. If it’s anything like Snapchat’s Filters and other World Lenses, they’re bound to change daily.

Oh, & There’s Sound, Too

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Snapchat’s 3D Bitmoji are a truly immersive experience, and not just in the amazing capabilities of its augmented reality technology. Pretty much every 3D Bitmoji World Lens features sound. For the yoga filter, there’s some zen-like meditation music that gets all slapstick as the animation progresses. And because Snapchat has figured out how to monetize, there are sponsored 3D Bitmoji World Lenses, too: Right now, Snapchat users can dance up their 3D Bitmoji to the tune of Avicii’s “Without You.” Expect lots more sponsored songs and filters to come.

It’s pretty neat being able to see your Bitmoji finally come to life. And if you want to make it even more personalized and nifty, change your Bitmoji’s outfit, hair, accessories, and more from within the Bitmoji app itself, and you’ll see those changes populate in Snapchat. I hope you didn’t have any plans to get anything done today, because these Snapchat 3D Bitmoji are pretty addictive.

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How To Know If You Have 3D Bitmoji On Snapchat, So You Can Snap In Style

We live in the future, people. Flying cars and robot butlers might not exist just yet, but Snapchat has brought us something better: tiny, 3D avatars to project onto the real word. (Well, the real world as seen by your phone screen). If your friends have been snapping up a storm lately, you may be wondering how to know if you have 3D Bitmoji on Snapchat, too. Sure, you could ask someone for help, but do you really want to out yourself as a second-rate Snapchatter? A Bitmoji bumpkin? Probably not. Luckily for you, I have answers.

On the off chance that you don’t know what Bitmojis are, allow me to explain. Once upon a time, humans were forced to communicate with mere words and emoticons. While this got the job done, conversations lacked a certain pizzazz. Finally, in 2014, Bitmojis came to save the day. Billed as “your personal emoji,” these little cartoon characters are meant to look like their users. You can customize pretty much everything about them, from hair color to face shape, and once you’re satisfied with your likeness, you copy and paste stickers featuring the character via text or Snapchat.

Until now, Bitmoji were decidedly 2D — unmoving cartoons drawn in a bunch of different settings. But on Wednesday, Snap Inc. changed the game entirely when it announced the release of Bitmoji World Lenses. The new feature lets you project animated, 3D Bitmoji onto your surroundings, so you can watch your avatar drink coffee on the lip of your real-life coffee mug or skateboard across your actual desk.

I repeat: We are in the future. I, for one, am all about it.

So how can you get in on the addictive new feature? Step one is figuring out whether you have 3D Bitmoji in the first place. Here’s how to make sure.

Bring Up Lenses

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With your phone on rear-facing camera mode — that bit is important — tap and hold on the center of the screen. This should bring up the list of lenses.

Find The Bitmoji

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The 3D Bitmoji should be the first lenses in the rotation. Keep your camera focused and swipe through them to see if your cartoon avatar pops up. If it does, get to snapping. If it doesn’t, there are a few ways you can troubleshoot.

Update The Apps

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First, as always, make sure you have the latest version of Snapchat and the Bitmoji app if you want to check out new features. (The same is true of any app.) To update the apps, head to the App or Play Store. Tap on Updates (or My Apps for Android) in the far right corner. You’ll see a list of available updates; if that includes Snapchat, go ahead and follow the prompts to download the new version.

Currently, the newest version of Snapchat is 10.17.1.0. For Bitmoji, it’s 10.16. Over time, though, that might change. To view the most recent update, just check out the information section of each app’s page in the App Store.

Once you have the most recent version, try out the feature again.

Link Your Bitmoji Account

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If it’s still not working, pause for a second. Snapchat needs access to your Bitmoji account in order for the new feature to work — are they actually linked?

To find out, open Snapchat and navigate to your profile page. Is your Bitmoji head smack dab in the middle of your Snapcode? Great! Your accounts are linked. If not, select “create Bitmoji” and follow the prompts from there. If you need help, you can find a guide to linking the accounts on Snapchat’s website. (All this assumes, of course, that you have the Bitmoji app downloaded in the first place.)

There you have it! That’s all you need to do to find out if you have the new 3D Bitmoji. Once you have the tiny avatars up and running, it’s up to you to make the best of the augmented reality we’re now living in.

How To Get 3D Bitmoji On Snapchat So You Can Really Up Your Social Media Game


If you haven’t heard, Snapchat just released a new update that comes fully stocked with the newest wave of animated Bitmojis — and this time, they’re actually 3D, and you can insert them in any one of your Snaps. So, you’re going to want to know ASAP how to get the new 3D Bitmojis, because they’re about to make your Snap game a lot more entertaining. That’s right, not only are they 3D, but they’re animated. Remember the Lizzie McGuire OG Bitmoji that narrated her inner thoughts? This new feature is literally exactly like that, sans narration.

Despite not including narration, though, they’re incredibly expressive and deeply relatable. Once you start using the augmented reality world lens scenes that feature the Bitmojis, you’re going to seriously have to stop and wonder if Snapchat is has hacked your brain because they are all too #relatable. Basically it’s just an addition to the world lens, now instead of just puking clouds, there are little animated versions of yourself who interact with an augmented reality in a hilariously dramatic way. From the coffee drinker who just can’t wake up to the skateboarder who is so impressed with herself for landing a trick after almost eating it, you’re going to be feeling very well represented.

Snapchat has you covered with these new 3D Bitmojis; you’re going to have no trouble expressing yourself to the fullest in your stories. But first, here’s how to use them:

The new 3D Bitmoji lens is only available in the newest Snapchat update. If you haven’t already, head to the app store and download the newest version. You might need to reboot your phone or clear out some storage in order to do this. It’s good to get in the habit of regularly checking for updates so that you don’t miss out on anything!

If you haven’t already created a Bitmoji for yourself, you’ll want to do that ASAP. It’s super fast and simple, and you only have to do it once. To do this, head to your profile page and tap the top left icon that says “Create Bitmoji” next to a face with a plus sign in it. From there, it will walk you through all the steps to making your best digital mini-me.

For now, the 3D Bitmojis are only available in the rear-facing camera. So once you open your updated version of Snapchat, make sure that you tap the camera that faces out. This will activate your world lens camera bag, which is where the new lenses will be hiding.

The new Bitmoji lenses are organized by scene. For example, to activate the scene in which a frustrated yogi gets distracted by a butterfly, you’ll tap the lens that has a butterfly icon. To activate the skateboarding Bitmoji, you’ll look for the lens with the skateboard icon.

This new lens gives you a lot of room for creativity. You can control the size of your Bitmoji in the scene by pinching in or out. You can also choose what surface you want your Bitmoji to be on. You might want to even play around with a few surfaces until you find the perfect place for it.

Once you get your Bitmoji looking good, simply hold down the record button and let it do its thing. You can move the camera around and the lens will adapt, creating a seamless augmented reality. Once you’ve tagged and decorated the story to your liking, simply share it individually with friends or add to your story as you would with any other post. You can also save it to your camera roll or your memory page to keep it around forever.

Snapchat Rolls Out 3D Bitmoji World Lenses, Upgrades App

Per a Business Insider report , Snap Inc. ‘s SNAP messaging application Snapchat is rolling out 3D Bitmoji, which users can access through the rear facing Snapchat camera and superimpose it on their posts.

Bitstrips, the developer of Bitmoji, was reportedly acquired by the company in March 2016 for about $100 million. However, the company is yet to make any monetary gains from it.

Snap has been experiencing a slowdown in its user base and revenue growth rates. Notably, shares of Snap have lost 39.1% of its value since its listing date of Mar 2, 2017 against 8.7% growth of its industry .

App Updates

Snap is striving hard to boost its user base and win over investors’ confidence by continuous addition of new features. Further, increase in the number of advertisers on the platform will enable the company to earn more revenues.

Per eMarketer’s latest report, this year, Snapchat’s domestic user base is likely to increase 25.8% to $79.2 million driven by a 19.2% increase in users in the 18 to 24 age group.

Snapchat’s acquisition of Looksery helped it bring the Lenses feature to its platform in 2015. Moreover, Snap, in a bid to expand in augmented reality, introduced “World Lenses” in April 2017. The feature allows users to superimpose special effects on the photos or videos. We believe with the latest addition of this animated feature, Snapchat will be able to make its platform more attractive to users.

In July, Snap released an update to its Snapchat app with a new linking feature called Paperclip, which allows users to add web links to their snaps.

Snapchat also introduced other new “creative tools” to upgrade snaps – backdrops for adding illustrated backgrounds to photos and voice filters for altering voice without an animated lens. Further, the voice filters allow users to modify the sound of their voice in various ways.

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Growing Competition

Although Snapchat’s latest features such as Stories in Search, 3D World Lens, Custom Stories, Snap Maps and Geofilters have helped it boost engagement and user growth in the last quarter, the company faces serious competition from Facebook FB . Facebook has started to mimic Snapchat features on its platforms and succeeded in making them more popular than Snapchat.

Interestingly, analysts have related the slowdown in Snapchat’s user growth to the popularity of Facebook’s Instagram Stories, a blatant rip-off of the former’s hallmark feature.

At the latest iPhone X event, Apple AAPL mentioned that it is working with Snapchat for creating filters. However, Apple also spoke about its intention to strengthen augmented technology efforts in its iMessage application. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether these factors help drive growth for Snapchat or further intensify competition.

Zacks Rank and a Key Pick

Snap has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

A better-ranked stock in the broader technology sector is Micron Technology MU , sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

Long-term earnings growth rate for Micron is currently projected to be 10%.

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