It’s been a big week for personalized emojis.
In the wake of Apple’s Memoji announcement on Monday, Bitmoji is making a huge change to its personalized avatar service, too.
The popular “Friendmoji” function in Snapchat that lets your Bitmoji avatar interact with a friend’s is being added to the Biitmoji iOS Keyboard extension.
That’s right: In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to send reactions to family and friends that show your Bitmoji interacting with theirs. For anyone that’s as obsessed with this feature in Snapchat as we are, you understand just how big of a deal this is.
Friendmoji reactions will be easily accessible from the Bitmoji keyboard after the next app update. You’ll be able to search for specific friends or select from a list of recents. Privacy advocates need not worry, either. Bitmoji will not be detecting who the message is going to. Instead, it will rely on your Snapchat friend network and you searching for the names. You also must have your Bitmoji linked to your Snapchat account.
The addition of Friendmoji reactions to the Bitmoji keyboard will make planning and chatting with your contacts way more fun. For example, you’ll be able to easily show yourself toasting with friends, waving hi to them, or even laughing hysterically together. For anyone that’s ever used the feature in Snapchat, you can imagine how fun it will be to use the avatars in other places around the web.
According to a Snapchat spokesperson, Friendmoji will be rolling out to the Bitmoji keyboard for iOS “in the coming days.” Until then, we’ll be checking the App Store rabidly for updates.