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Instagram vs. Snapchat: Snapchat Pulls Ahead with New Bitmoji Update

by Meghan Azralon

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I want it. I need it. I gotta have it.This morning, Snapchat released an update enabling users to animate their Bitmoji. That’s right: your Bitmoji can now chill at the watercooler, enjoy a movie and even rock out to your favorite jams.

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In my last few posts, I’ve leaned toward Instagram in the battle between the two photo-sharing apps - but with its latest update, Snapchat definitely pulls ahead. Both apps have been playing around with augmented reality for some time now through different filters, attempting to bring you to a new world within our own. Snapchat took social media augmented reality to a whole new level by putting a mini animated you into the mix.You can access the animated Bitmoji feature by tapping the front facing camera display inside Snapchat, bringing up the carousel where all the face filters are displayed. We’re assuming Snapchat will occasionally update these fancy new animated Bitmoji filters so you can always find one to suit your mood.Just the other day, the BIGfish team was talking about what it would be like to be an animated Pixar character. Now we know! (Snapchat, are you listening in on our conversations?)Check out more of the BIGfish team’s animated Bitmojis below!Unfortunately for me, I’m still waiting for my update.How will Instagram respond to Snapchat’s latest update? Let us know what you think in the comments or tweet us @BIGfishPR! We can’t wait to find out.

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BIGnews in the Tech World

by Meghan Gabel

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September is officially here, which means the BIGfish team is busier than ever preparing for holiday gift guide season. But don’t worry; we’ve still carved out enough time from our schedules to give you the latest round-up of all the tech news you have to look forward to this fall. 

BIGnews in the Tech World

by Chelsea Higgins

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The dog days of summer are upon us. Though our Chief Barketing Officer, Rudy, is relishing the extra time snoozing in his favorite sun spot, the rest of the BIGteam is still hard at work tracking industry trends and following tech stories as they unfold. Since we last checked in, a lot has happened in the world of tech; we’ve compiled the top stories making news that you should know about.  

BIGnews in the Tech World – Independence Day Edition

by Chelsea Higgins

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As we get ready for America’s 241st Birthday, what better way to prep for the four-day weekend then brushing up on the latest news in the tech world? So grab your swan float and your waterproof phone case; we’ve compiled the biggest stories in the tech world to talk about at any Independence Day celebration. 

Snap Inc. Introduces Snap Map

by Meghan Gabel

social media technology

Snap Inc. just raised the stakes in the battle to beat out Instagram (check out our most recent comparison of the two apps here). Today on the Snap blog, the company introduced its latest feature: Snap Map. Snap Map is exactly what it sounds like; you can now see your fellow Snappers’ locations in real-time and Stories from the most popular events near you. We’re breaking down what this new (potentially stalking) feature is and how to use it.