Bitmoji’s mission has always been to create avatars that reflect and represent the diversity of our community. And while we recognize that we have more work to do, today we hope to become one step closer in reaching our greater goal of making inclusivity a fundamental part of our Bitmoji avatar platform.
In the first phase of this effort, we’re introducing a selection of our most popular Bitmoji stickers in a test launch – featuring the avatar in a manual wheelchair for Snapchatters and Bitmoji users.
We want to acknowledge that there's much more to inclusion, and we understand that disability comes in many forms, both visible and invisible. We’re committed to learning more from you, and hope to hear from you in order to improve our wheelchair stickers and future inclusive designs.
Moving forward, we’re inviting you to be a part of the conversation to provide direct feedback around how we can improve our design, and better represent you -- we’re listening!
Q: How do I find stickers that feature my Bitmoji avatar in a wheelchair?
A: You can find a selection of stickers featuring your avatar in a wheelchair, by using the search function to look for the keyword ‘wheelchair’.
If you are searching from the Bitmoji App, Chrome Extension, iOS Bitmoji Keyboard, or Gboard you can:
- Choose from any of the above apps, and go to the Search Bar
- Type in the keyword ‘wheelchair’ and search
- Scroll to see sticker results
Below the search bar, there are other suggestions you can swipe through and tap to see more specific sticker results.
If you are sharing on Snapchat or from the Android Bitmoji Keyboard, you can use the smart sticker suggestion feature as you type your message.
Q: Why do you only have a selection of stickers available with a wheelchair?
A: Over the past year we’ve been in touch with members of our community around requests to see their Bitmoji represented in a wheelchair. So, we’re kicking off our larger inclusivity effort by introducing a selection of our most popular Bitmoji stickers featuring your avatar in a manual wheelchair option.
This is the beginning of a new step in our larger inclusivity project – we’re committed to learning more from you, and hope to continue improving future inclusive designs with your help.
Q: My outfit looks different in a wheelchair. Why is that?
A: At this time, we're experiencing some technical difficulties with certain apparel styles in our wheelchair stickers, as some outfits or footwear may not look as expected. We would suggest trying a different outfit or footwear selection for the time being. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this test launch.