The new Snapchat AR Bitmoji feature is now live. Just two days after Apple demonstrated the iPhone X Snapchat secret feature that the True Depth camera system will make Snapchat Lenses better there is a new Snapchat AR feature that will work on all iPhones, and soon on Android — Snapchat AR Bitmoji.
Instead of placing random objects that don’t look like you in the world around you, you can now use World Lenses in Snapchat that allow you to put your AR Bitmoji anywhere.
There are currently six different Snapchat AR Bitmoji that you can use, and we expect to see more of them arrive as the feature rolls out to additional users. All iPhone owners should be able to use the Snapchat Bitmoji World Lenses now and it will arrive on Android in the near future.
You can see several of the Snapchat AR Bitmoji options in the image above. You are able to place them in a static location and then move the camera around for the perfect shot. Users can change the location and size of the Augmented Reality Bitmoji character on the screen. The Bitmoji will animate and then loop through a short set of motions.
Users can then record a video or take a Snap of the AR Bitmoji to send on Snapchat or to save to their Camera Roll or Gallery and share on Facebook or another service like any other photo.
How to Use Snapchat AR Bitmoji
You need to make sure you have your Snapchat app updated to the latest version for this to work. You also need to make sure your Snapchat and Bitmoji accounts are linked up.
- Update Snapchat
- Open Snapchat
- Go to Rear facing camera
- Tap on Screen once
- tap on the small circles at the bottom
- Pick the Snapchat Bitmoji World Lens to use
- Record or take a Snap as normal.
You can use the Snapchat Memories to save these to your camera roll as well, allowing you to post them on Facebook and send as a text message or iMessage if you prefer to use them that way.