Today, we are covering the Twitter Bitmoji integration that is in testing that will allow users to display their Bitmoji character as their Twitter profile image.
Twitter is testing a new feature that will allow users to show their Bitmoji character as their Twitter profile image, giving users another option for using their virtual avatars as a reflection of themselves. Twitter is testing a new Bitmoji integration within the profile image upload flow, as seen in this image tweeted by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi, featuring an “Add Bitmoji” option to link your Bitmoji account.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) July 1, 2022
Twitter Bitmoji integration is in testing
This would also connect your Twitter profile to Snapchat, which owns Bitmoji. This connection would essentially provide a direct link between your Snapchat profile, where you design your Bitmoji character, and Twitter, which might be the first time the two platforms collaborate on direct integration of this sort. Given that the two platforms compete in a competitive market, this is intriguing in terms of competitiveness. However, Twitter does not currently have its own native avatar creation capabilities, and the connection with Bitmoji shows that it is not planning to create such, instead, relying on Snap’s character creation tools to allow another way of expression with your Twitter presence.
Snapchat has been working to make its Bitmoji characters a larger part of the in-app experience, even developing a line of branded Bitmoji clothes to give users additional opportunities to express themselves in the app. According to the broader perspective, consumers will learn to rely on these digital caricatures as another way of expression. And as we approach the metaverse future, when we’ll all be conversing through digital characters, perhaps users will become fond of their Bitmoji characters enough to adopt them as their primary digital avatars to be utilized throughout these new, immersive locations.
That is why spreading them to Twitter makes a lot of sense in terms of strengthening that connection and affinity with the depiction. According to a statement made by Twitter to SocialMediaToday, about the experiment:
“We are always exploring new ways for people to express themselves on the platform. We don’t have further details to share at this time.”
So there’s nothing to go on just yet, but it’s an area Twitter is looking at and in a world where Twitter users are increasingly utilizing weird images of monkeys, goblins, and other cartoon characters as their profile images on the app, Bitmoji integration seems to make a lot of sense. It might be another step toward the metaverse and a future in which we connect in entirely new ways.
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