How to Make Bitmoji on Snapchat

This wikiHow teaches you how to link a Bitmoji account to Snapchat, which will let you send custom avatar messages using your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

EditSteps

  1. Open Snapchat. It’s the yellow app with a white ghost icon. If you’re already signed into Snapchat, it will open to the camera screen.
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    • If you aren’t signed into Snapchat, first tap LOG IN, enter your username (or phone number) and password, and tap LOG IN again.
  2. Swipe down on the camera screen. Doing so will open the user menu.
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  3. Tap . It’s in the top-left corner of the screen, to the left of the “Create Bitmoji!” text.
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  4. Tap . This option is at the bottom of the page. Tapping it will prompt you to download the Bitmoji app if you haven’t yet done so.
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  5. Download the Bitmoji app. Doing so is similar on both iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android devices:
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  6. Tap . Once Bitmoji has downloaded and installed, open the Bitmoji app.
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  7. Tap . Doing so will log you into Bitmoji with your Snapchat credentials, thereby linking your Bitmoji to Snapchat.
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    • You make be asked to grant Bitmoji permission to log in using Snapchat.
  8. Tap a gender option. As of April 2017, there are only two gender choices in Bitmoji: Female and Male.
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  9. Select a style. “Bitstrips” style is more detailed and slightly less cartoony; “Bitmoji” style is more like manga, with big heads and eyes, as well as exaggerated features.
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  10. Design your avatar. Use the left and right arrows in the center of the screen to navigate the options. Scroll down under each category to make a selection. Categories are:
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    • Face shape
    • Skin tone
    • Hair color
    • Hair style
    • Eyebrows
    • Eyebrow color
    • Eye color
    • Nose
    • Mouth
    • Facial hair
    • Beard color
    • Eye details
    • Cheek details
    • Face lines
    • Glasses
    • Headwear
    • Build
  11. Tap . Doing so saves your avatar’s settings and takes you to a screen of outfits.
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  12. Dress your avatar. Bitmoji regularly updates and based on season, fashion, holidays, and sponsored brands.
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    • Scroll down to view the collections.
    • Tap an outfit to dress your avatar.
  13. Tap . It’s in the upper-right corner. Now your avatar is designed, dressed, and ready to Snap.
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    • Tap the t-shirt icon in the upper right corner to change your avatar’s outfit.
    • Tap the icon with an avatar and a pencil in the upper right corner to change your avatar’s features.
  14. Tap . Doing so will begin linking your Bitmoji creation to Snapchat.
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  15. Tap when prompted. This will open your newly created Bitmoji in Snapchat, which means the linking is complete. Your Bitmoji avatar is now usable as a filter for any snaps you send in the future.
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EditTips

  • You can unlink your Bitmoji by going back to the user menu, tapping the Bitmoji avatar’s face, and then tapping Unlink Bitmoji.

EditWarnings

  • Bitmoji won’t retain the same animations from day to day if you’re using them as filters.
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