How to Configure Bitmoji and Snapchat

If you’ve used Snapchat, you’ll probably have noticed that some of your friends have a cartoon profile picture that they can also include in different Snaps. This is a “Bitmoji”. Lets look at how to set one up to use with Snapchat.

For this to work, you need to have the Bitmoji app installed on your phone as well as Snapchat. It’s available in the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store.

Open Snapchat and tap on the icon in the top left corner of the screen to get to the Settings page, then tap Add Bitmoji.

Tap Create Bitmoji. If you’ve got the Bitmoji app installed already, it will open; otherwise you’ll be taken to the App Store or Google Play Store to download it. Next, tap Create with Snapchat or log in with an existing Bitmoji account.

Now it’s time to start creating your Bitmoji avatar. Select whether you want to appear as male or female. You’ll be asked if you want to take a selfie to compare yourself too.

Work through all the customisation options—there’s millions of possible combinations—and you should be able to create a reasonable approximation of what you look like. I think mine looks pretty close!

Tap Save Avatar followed by Agree & Connect. This will save the Bitmoji you just created and link it to your Snapchat account.

Now you’re all set to use your Bitmoji in Snapchat. You’ll see it take place in the middle of your Snapcode, and your friends will see it in their contact list. You can add stickers featuring your Bitmoji to your Snaps, and if you if you’re directly messaging a friend, use stickers that feature both your Bitmojis.

At any time, you can go in and edit your Bitmoji avatar, either from Snapchat or the Bitmoji app.

Harry Guinness writes occasionally when he’s not busy skiing, sailing, partying, lifting weights, or otherwise dodging responsibility. His main areas of interest are himself, gin, and crazy people with interesting stories to tell. When people won’t pay him to write ill-thought-out opinion pieces, he covers photography, technology, and culture. You can follow him on Twitter.