Snapchat’s recently acquired Bitmoji feature can now be used to design customized geofilters.
While customized geofilters have been available for a while, users can now design using their personal Bitmojis. Users need only to authenticate with their Bitmoji account when creating the geofilter. Furthermore, if both you and a friend have set up Bitmoji with their Snapchat accounts, you’ll apparently be able to see your “friendmoji,” (an emoji avatar that features both of you).
Bitmoji is already supported on snaps and chats. Bitmoji is a feature of the Canadian company Bitstrips, which was acquired by Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. just over four months ago.
This news comes just days after Snap confidentially filed for an IPO, as it’s been rumoured to be planning for months.