Snapchat adds Bitmojis to online shopping


Have you ever wished you could plaster a small cartoon version of yourself on anything and everything you own? Well wish no more, because that dream has now become a reality.

Bitmoji is an app that allows users to create their own personalized emoji. The app is paired with Snapchat and used as a fun and creative way for people to express themselves digitally.

Bitmoji is constantly evolving. Starting as avatars on Snapchat, they then become Snapchat stickers and finally progressed to Bitmoji Snapchat stories. However, the most recent addition to the Bitmoji brand is merchandise.

In November, the Bitmoji store opened for IOS Snapchat users in the United States via the Snapchat Snap Store. Users can purchase items made with their Bitmojis or their friends’. Sanderson sophomore Carson Helmer says he would purchase Bitmoji merchandise, “because most of it is very fresh and cool-looking.”

From T-shirts to homegoods and laptop stickers, the choices are endless. Unfortunately, Bitmoji merchandise is not available outside of the U.S, or for Android users, but those people can purchase extremely similar items from various Etsy shops. With so many options, users are sure to find what they are looking for. Whether it is a cheesy gag gift or an essential addition to your style, Bitmoji merchandise surely is a unique and one of a kind purchase.