Snapchat ups its game with “Bitmoji TV”

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Seeking to capitalise on the personalisation and engagement of Bitmoji, Snapchat will soon launch a new option called 'Bitmoji TV', which, as reported by TechCrunch, will make the custom Bitmoji avatars of you and your Snap friends the stars of their own full-motion cartoon series. The cartoons themselves will be mapped out by Snap's team, but your custom Bitmoji characters will appear in each, undertaking various types of adventures and quests, adding a personal touch to the proceedings.

No Messenger account with Facebook profile

Could this be another small step towards the gradual unification of Facebook's various messaging platforms? Facebook quietly removed the option for people to sign up for a Messenger account without an active Facebook profile.A Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat that:“If you’re new to Messenger, you’ll notice that you need a Facebook account to chat with friends and close connections. We found that the vast majority of people who use Messenger already log in through Facebook and we want to simplify the process.”