Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Snapchat customers are as soon as once more annoyed with an replace to the social media platform. This time it includes the as soon as pleasant, now disquieting Bitmoji. Final week, Snapchat’s cartoon avatars underwent a makeover that startled customers, as a part of the corporate’s effort to carry Bitmoji additional into 3D.

“The brand new avatar model improves traits like hair texture, face shading and physique proportions. Your Bitmoji can now have a bolder smile, a extra astonished face after they’re stunned, and might specific even probably the most delicate and nuanced feelings,” the corporate stated in a press launch.

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However the result’s unnaturally lengthy arms and extra angular, unnerving faces. As one X person wrote, “The Bitmoji has advanced into one thing horrifying and unsettling snapchat must revise.” One other captioned a earlier than and after of their Bitmoji, “WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO MY BITMOJI??????”

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Earlier this yr Snapchat customers have been outraged with Snapchat’s My AI chat bot’s integration into their Chat feeds.

Snapchat first built-in Bitmoji into the platform in 2016, and the avatars have since turn into integral to the person expertise. A lot of the frustration with the replace lies in that Bitmoji is the illustration of the self on Snapchat. One person tweeted, “can they please change Bitmoji again to what it used to seem like 😭😭 i look hideous.”

One other stated, “I do not affiliate myself with my Bitmoji anymore.”

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Different customers do not thoughts the change. One wrote, “Low-key my bitmoji is trying cute af.”

As with all replace to a social media platform, customers are getting nostalgic for the great previous days of Snapchat and the unique Bitmoji that hadn’t existed lengthy earlier than this replace. In a TikTok that is garnered greater than 2.8 million views and 320,000 likes @princense0 captioned a video of previous Bitmojis with, “I miss the previous 2D Bitmojis.” The “I miss the previous Kanye” snippet of “I really like Kanye” soundtracks the video.

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