Emoji that look just like you are hilarious, slightly creepy

If you’re an emoji fan, imagine how fun it would be to could create your own personalized versions.

Well, thanks to Bitmoji, now you can.

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The company behind popular comic-creation app Bitstrips has taken its cartoon skills and applied them to the world of the emoticon.

No more generic yellow smileys — you can star in your own set of customized emoji with this fun, free app.

The app


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Bitmoji is available for free on iOS and Android.

If you previously created a Bistrips avatar, it will load automatically once you sign into the Bitmoji app with Facebook.

Making your avatar


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If you want to start from scratch with a Bitmoji avatar, the app will walk you through the setup. As you can imagine, it’s a simple process to build your virtual self.


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To make your cartoon you, you can choose from a variety of face shapes, skin tones, hair color, eyebrow shapes, noses, mouths, makeup or facial hair, height, and build. The final step in the process is to select an outfit.

Enabling the Bitmoji keyboard


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On iOS, you have to enable the Bitmoji keyboard in order to use it. Simply go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and select Bitmoji.

Your customized Bitmoji


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Your personalized set of Bitmoji are now ready to go. iOS users have built-in sharing options for Whatsapp, Twitter, Messages, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, as well as the options to save to Camera Roll and copy.

Android users can copy and paste into any chat, messaging or social application.

Below, we made a list of our current favorite Bitmoji.

  1. The dress

  2. Drop the mic

  3. The horror

  4. Tantrum

  5. Left shark

  6. You can do it!

  7. Many romance

  8. Nope

  9. Shruggie

  10. FML

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