If you've heard about the new Snapchat update but are sitting there staring at your phone wondering why you don't have the new 3D Bitmojis on Snapchat yet, you're not alone. I'm sure tons of people are sitting there at their desks right now refreshing the app, opening and closing it and wondering where the hell their new augmented reality feature is as their IRL work piles up. I know, 2017 problems, am I right? Like, remember once upon a time when we used to have to put emojis together with symbols and they were always sideways and sometimes incredibly hard to decipher? We have come a long way, my friends.
But back to Bitmojis and the future that's much cuter. If you haven't received the update, the truth is, you've got nothing to worry about! Only when it comes to Bitmojis, though. I don't know what else is going on in your personal life, but rest assured, your social media life is going to be A-OK. Whether you've already created a Snapchat Bitmoji or not, the 3D feature is only available on the latest update of the app. So don't panic, in just a few minutes you can get in on all the animated fun.
All you have to do is head to the app store and locate the Snapchat icon. Next to it, should be an option to update. If you don't see that option, hang tight, it will probably become available to you in the next 24 hours. Sometimes, app updates roll out slowly to reduce congestion and to make sure things go smoothly. Really, it's for our own benefit, so let's just sit back and trust the system — Snapchat surely kjnows what they're doing. If you do see the option to update, just click it and wait for the app to refresh with its new data. Once the app is updated, you're good to go, your 3D Bitmojis are waiting for you to use to spice up your Snap stories. Yes, that's really all here is to it.
If you're still waiting for the update, here's a peek at what you have to look forward to, I hope it quenches some of your FOMO:
3D Bitmojis Are Mood AF
The new 3D Bitmojis are seriously animated. I mean, they literally make the most dramatic facial expressions and get so frustrated at the littlest things — they're exactly like us. It's beyond #relatable and hilarious, too.
There Are So Many Options
There are a bunch of lenses that come pre-loaded with the update. You can pick from the angry yogi, the impressed skateboarder, and I'm sure there will be tons of new lens options in the near future. Hopefully they'll switch them out as regularly as they do with regular Snapchat filters.
You Can Put On Your Director Hat
While the 3D Bitmojis come with all sorts of built-in preprogramming, there's a lot of directing work you can do from your end, too. You can chose where to put them, what backdrop you'd like (aka the real world), and whether you'd like them to be small or actual human size. And you can keep playing around with them until you find the perfect combination of factors.
Share Or Save
Personally, I plan on saving all of my 3D Bitmoji stories so that I can put them all together and create a short film of my avatar being moody and hilarious AF. But you'll have to choice to share right away on your story, or simply send to individual friends. And of course, you can save the stories your memories to keep it around for even longer.