Bitmoji

Bitmoji is your personal emoji. Use it in Snapchat and wherever else you chat!

4.5

100 Votes

  • Category Utilities
  • Program license Free
  • Version 9.45.232
  • Size 25 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Also available for Windows 
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.bitstrips.imoji
  • Program by Bitstrips
    2024-777 Richmond Street West

From Bitstrips comes one of the most beloved alternative emoji creation apps available today. Once installed on your phone, create a custom avatar, save it and then choose from an enormous collection of customized emojis that can be posted anywhere. From images of your crafted Avatar celebrating to it posing in fun outfits you’ve put together, there’s no emotion this app can’t convey.

The success of Bitmoji comes from its cornering of a market that no one had thought to corner. Emojis had always been a fun way to spruce up text messages, but this app took it a step further, giving users a way to create emojis unique to them that could be sent in text messages. On top of this, there is such an enormous selection of sayings and poses that this app is anything but a glorified version of the emojis that come on your phone.

Even with a seemingly endless stream of positive reviews, there were a few complaints. The biggest is that the emojis with Bitmoji can’t be used with all other mediums. There is a limit. In addition, some feel there are certain aesthetic looks missing from the options given when building your emoji. Even so, the team does what it can to bring in regular updates to looks, fashion and fads featured in the app itself.

Pros

  • Quick and easy to use on most phones
  • Avatar customizability is great
  • Offers a range of emojis not found on typical phones

Cons

  • Though extremely diverse in options, there are missing possibilities
  • Bitmojis can’t be used across every medium

New Terms of Service

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • com.android.vending.BILLING
  • com.bitstrips.imoji.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
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