Snapchat will launch Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show featuring a user’s avatar and their friends in regularly-scheduled adventures, starting in February. (Josh Constine / TechCrunch)
This is going to be a huge year for Snapchat. Bitmoji TV will be the second big new feature that Snapchat is set to release this year. In February, Snapchat will release Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show starring your Snapchat avatar. It will feature your friends and your Snapchat Bitmoji friends from all over the world. The app already lets you send animated stickers to friends through snaps, but Bitmoji TV will let you send cartoons and characters to your friends in a way that’s similar to Snapchat stories. And it will cost you a dollar per month.
What is Bitmoji TV, a personalized cartoon show?
A new animated TV show called Bitmoji TV allows fans to create their own personalized characters. In the series, each character is designed to represent a personality trait, including being confident, shy, or outgoing, according to Mashable. Each episode begins with a short animation that introduces the main character. After that, the character is given a challenge or a situation to solve. Bitmoji TV’s creators say that the app allows people to express themselves fun and creatively and make personal connections. BitmojiTV offers a variety of customizable cartoon characters that you can add to your photos and video messages. You can send your friends funny BitmojiTV avatars, like the character below. You can even send the person’s BitmojiTV avatar as a friend request on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or Twitter.
Why will Snapchat launch Bitmoji TV?
Snapchat plans to launch its Bitmoji TV application in early 2016. The Bitmoji app is already available for Android and Apple devices, and the company wants to expand to desktops. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced last week that he wants to add a virtual assistant to Snapchat that could be used to help people send messages or chat with other users. Spiegel also said that Snapchat was working on a new version of its app called “Chromeless,” designed to share photos, videos, and other media rather than add more features.
How is Bitmoji TV featuring a user’s avatar and their friends in regularly-scheduled adventures?
Bitmoji TV lets you create your animated avatar and share it on social media. You can choose from various animal avatars, such as cats, dogs, penguins, monkeys, birds, and more. Then you can add friends and create your animated adventure. Once you’ve created a character, you can watch it play out in real-time on the screen. The video quality is decent, but it can get choppy if you watch it on a mobile device. Bitmoji TV will let you add friends via Facebook, and you can create your animated adventure with other people. You can also invite your friends over to create a shared adventure.
In conclusion, this new feature will include all kinds of experiences, including “interactive shorts,” “photo filters,” “animations,” and more. This week, we’ve been thinking about the platform’s future and are excited to share our plans for Bitmoji TV with you. The Bitmoji team is currently testing a few of these features with a few users, and we plan to roll Bitmoji TV out to everyone worldwide in February. You can expect to see Bitmoji TV come to your iPhone and Android phones later this year.
1. Will I be able to customize my own Bitmoji?
Yes, you’ll be able to create your own custom Bitmoji by taking photos of yourself and choosing from a selection of pre-designed Bitmoji avatars.
2. How does Bitmoji TV work?
Every day, your Bitmoji will interact with your friends in the form of an animated cartoon. You can watch the Bitmoji TV show on Snapchat Discover and then share it with your friends using Snapchat.
3. Will my Bitmoji be in the show?
Yes, you’ll be able to see your friends’ Bitmoji in the show, and your Bitmoji will have a storyline that you can follow.
4. Who will be in the show?
Bitmoji TV will feature the following friends: Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Bella Thorne, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner, and many more.