Geofilters on Snapchat are getting a bit more creative now that the company is supporting Bitmojis, the cartoon-like designs that Snapchat acquired four months ago. So when you create your own custom geofilter, be it for an anniversary party, wedding, graduation, or any other special event where people are snapping away, you can design it with a Bitmoji in mind.
When creating your geofilter, authenticate with your Bitmoji account, and you’ll then be able to insert the colorful avatars into your work. What’s more, should you have a friend with a Bitmoji account set up in Snapchat, you’ll be able to see your “friendmoji” (an emoji avatar that features both of you). If you’re doing a Snapchat-centric event, it makes sense to have both main participants be fluent in the ephemeral messaging app, right?
This isn’t the first time that Snapchat has integrated with Bitmojis, as it already supports their inclusion in chats and snaps.
Oh, and since the holidays are approaching, Snapchat now supports a Thanksgiving-themed geofilter template, following its Halloween template from last month. It’s quite likely that Christmas or other winter holidays will be added soon.
Bitmojis are your personal emojis and are much different from the smiley face, peach butt, or hand wave emojis we’re accustomed to adding via the mobile keyboard. The application into geofilters is significant because it allows for even more personalization. The technology personalizes a default avatar template into events, based on specific moods and attitudes, which saves time and offers greater flexibility for those wanting customized geofilters.
Support for Bitmojis is now available.
Today’s news comes just days after it was reported that Snap had confidentially filed for its public offering. It’s believed that the company is seeking to raise up to $4 billion in the public market at a valuation of up to $35 billion.