How To Delete Your 3D Bitmoji & Remove It For Good
3D Bitmoji is an innovative feature from Snapchat that lets users create a unique digital presence that accurately represents their personalities and interests. However, while some users love this new feature for making their Snapchat experience more engaging, others find it unattractive and unnecessary.
If you’re one of the Snapchat users who wants to remove the 3D Bitmoji feature, you’ll be pleased to know that the platform offers a partial solution. It doesn’t technically remove the 3D Bitmoji; it disables the 3D effect and reverts to the standard 3D emoji. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of the 3D Bitmoji effectively.
How to Get Rid of a 3D Bitmoji Effect
Removing the 3D Bitmoji effect on Snapchat is a straightforward process. Here’s how it’s done:
- Launch your Snapchat app.
- Press on your Bitmoji avatar or profile icon in the page’s upper-left corner.
- Tap the “Settings” button or gear icon at the top-right corner of the page.
- Scroll down to “Bitmoji” and tap on it. You should see a list of options related to your Bitmoji.
- Select “Unlink my Bitmoji” from the page’s bottom menu. A pop-up message will appear on the screen asking you to confirm your decision. Hit “Unlink” to confirm.
That’s how to eliminate your 3D Bitmoji. You’re simply unlinking it from your account. It doesn’t get deleted; you can return to it later if you decide. As a result, all your Bitmoji Stories on Snapchat will be disabled as well. There’s no way to remove the 3D Bitmoji altogether, but you can at least utilize the unlink feature to remove it from your account.
If you don’t like the appearance of your 3D Bitmoji, you can edit it. But if you utterly detest it, you can follow the instructions above to unlink it from your profile.
How to Edit 3D Bitmoji
3D Bitmoji can’t be eliminated from your Snapchat. You only have two options: edit it or unlink it. If you believe that your 3D Bitmoji is tolerable and might be improved with some adjustments, follow the steps below to modify the avatar:
- Log into the Snapchat app on your phone.
- Tap the profile icon or Bitmoji avatar in the upper-left corner.
- Press on your 3D Bitmoji avatar, visible in the background.
- Select “Edit Avatar.” Now, you can modify your entire 3D Bitmoji by determining your body type, face type, eyes, hair, and more. Everything is customizable for you.
If you only want to make a minor change to your Avatar, select the “Change Outfit” option or “Pose & Background.” The platform provides an extensive library with over 1,200 combinations of various body poses, gestures, facial expressions, and backgrounds.
To change your outfit on your 3D Bitmoji avatar, follow the instructions below:
- Launch your Snapchat app.
- Click on your profile icon on the upper-left side of the screen.
- Tap on the 3D Bitmoji icon, and a list of customization features will appear.
- Select the clothing hanger icon or “Change Outfit.” This will take you to the Outfit page, where you can browse and choose different outfits for your 3D Bitmoji avatar.
- Press on the outfit you want to use.
- Your 3D Bitmoji avatar will update with the new outfit shortly.
Follow the list of instructions below if you want to change the pose and background of your 3D Bitmoji avatar:
- Launch your Snapchat app.
- Tap on the Bitmoji icon in the top-left corner to view your profile.
- Swipe down on the Profile card for a complete look at your 3D Bitmoji view.
- Select the “Pose & Background” option.
- Tap the “Poses” tab and you’ll find many different poses you can apply to your 3D Bitmoji. Pick the pose you desire and hit “Save.”
- To change the background, click the “Backgrounds” tab and select the best one representing your personality or mood. Press “Save” to confirm.
- Your 3D Bitmoji avatar now has the new pose and background you desire.
Can You Change Bitmoji Back to 2D?
Unfortunately, once you’ve updated your Snapchat app, you won’t be able to switch back to 2D Bitmoji. As mentioned, if you don’t want to use 3D Bitmoji, you can either unlink the Bitmoji from Snapchat or edit the current avatar to make it look more appealing.
Many Snapchat users have expressed dissatisfaction with the appearance of their 3D Bitmojis and have taken to social media to voice their complaints. They think the 3D avatar looks odd and have asked Snapchat to revert to the old version. Some even threatened to stop using the app altogether.
Despite all the criticism directed at the 3D Bitmoji, it seems Snapchat has chosen to keep it as default.
The Benefits of Using 3D Bitmoji
While there may be cons to using the 3D Bitmoji feature, there are users who find it entertaining and enjoyable for several reasons:
- Personalization: With 3D Bitmoji on Snapchat, you can create a more personalized representation of yourself beyond just a 2D cartoon character. It can make communication with friends or family more fun and engaging.
- Enhanced expression: The 3D Bitmoji can convey a broader range of emotions and expressions, adding depth and nuance to your interactions with others.
- Creative possibilities: Adding a 3D Bitmoji to Snapchat opens new creative possibilities for users, including the ability to interact with their Bitmojis in augmented reality.
If you’re new to Snapchat and you want to create a 3D avatar, follow the steps below:
- Open the Snapchat app on your device.
- Tap the profile icon in the top-left corner to access your profile page.
- Click “Create My Avatar” at the top of the page.
- The camera will open, which allows you to position yourself in front of it.
- Select whether you identify as male or female. Next, you’ll need to position your face at the camera’s center.
- The app will provide various options for customizing your avatar’s appearance. Select any options matching your preferences, then click “Continue.”
- You’ll have access to additional options for further customization, such as choosing the outfit for your avatar. Once you’ve chosen your desired options, tap “Done” to finalize your avatar’s appearance.
How to Update Your Bitmoji Avatar
By updating your Bitmoji avatar, you can access the latest customization options. With Bitmoji Deluxe, users can enjoy many customization features, including hundreds of new hairstyles (over 190), various hair dyes (like balayage, split-dye, ombre, and highlights), earrings and piercings, and hat options.
Follow these instructions to update your Bitmoji:
- Launch the Snapchat app on your phone.
- Click the profile icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Hit the gear icon to go to “Settings.”
- Select “Bitmoji.”
- To start the update and gain access to new customization features, pick the “Recommended” or “New Style.”
How to Alter Specific Features of Your Avatar
Bitmoji Deluxe allows you to personalize your avatar even more. The customization options include changing the face’s shape, adjusting the eyes’ size, and even modifying the distance between the eyes.
Essentially, this means that users have more control over their avatar’s appearance in the app, allowing them to make it more unique and representative of themselves.
Here’s how to change the avatar’s facial features:
- Log into your Snapchat app.
- Tap the profile icon in the upper-left corner.
- Click your avatar or swipe down to access the customization menu.
- Choose “Edit Avatar.”
- You can browse the modification options by swiping the customization bar.
- Select the face feature symbol you wish to change.
- Choose the attribute that most accurately depicts you, then save your avatar.
Is it possible for me to know whether someone has viewed my Bitmoji?
When someone taps on your Bitmoji, you won’t receive a notification about it. Tapping on someone’s Bitmoji allows you to start a chat with them and see their last updated location. However, viewing your friends’ recent Explore Activity will notify them of your action.
What is the Rewatch Indicator on Snapchat’s Stories?
If you’re a Snapchat+ subscriber, you’ll have access to a feature that displays the eyes emoji underneath Stories your friends have rewatched. The eyes emoji indicates the number of friends who have rewatched your Story rather than the total number of times it has been rewatched. Additionally, the Rewatch Indicator doesn’t reveal which friends have rewatched your Story.
Embrace the Change
While the introduction of 3D Bitmoji on Snapchat has been met with mixed reviews, it’s undeniably creative, adding a new dimension of personalization and creativity to the platform. It even embraces inclusivity by enabling wheelchair poses for a Snapchat profile.
For those who prefer the classic 2D version, the option to switch back doesn’t exist. Since the platform is unlikely to revert to the 2D Bitmoji, users might need to find an older app version to install. Nevertheless, users are free to express themselves however they feel comfortable.
How do you like the 3D Bitmoji on Snapchat? What do you think the company should do to improve its 3D Bitmoji? Let us know in the comments section below.