Snapchat launches Bitmoji TV cartoons featuring user avatars

30 January 2020, 12:54

The logo of Snapchat's new Bitmoji TV feature
Bitmoji TV Hero Image 1920×1080 Static. Picture: PA

The short cartoons will begin appearing in Snapchat this weekend.

Snapchat users are now able to star in their own animated TV shows alongside their friends, after the social platform announced a new feature called Bitmoji TV.

Snapchat will build short cartoons featuring the Bitmoji of users and their friends, which will appear in the app weekly.

Bitmoji are the animated avatars Snapchat users create to represent themselves on the platform.

The new feature is the social media platform’s latest attempt to diversify its offering and stand out in the crowded social media market.

Each season will be comprised of 10 episodes averaging around three minutes in length.

Bitmoji TV will launch on Saturday February 1, Snapchat confirmed.

The social media giant describes the feature as a new form of personalised entertainment.

The photo and video sharing app has previously launched Snap Originals, a range of mobile-centric short TV shows designed to be watch in short bursts.

By Press Association

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