Have you been wondering what are those comic sketches scattered all over your Facebook News Feed? It's the not so new Bitstrips App with the help of which your friends are adopting these cool cartoon avatars which make your Facebook News Feed look like a quaint newspapers' comic page.
Cool, isn't it? This Bitstrips app is a Facebook mobile app that is lending its Facebook users a cool sketched avatar. It allows the users to turn themselves into a cartoon avatar and news feed into comic strips. People are using it to update their friends about their mood and activities just the way they used status updates. This app has altered the look of Facebook for the smartphone users.
You will be surprised to know that Bitstrips is not a new app and has been there on Facebook since Dec. 2012. In Sep. 2013, it released its iPhone app and earlier this week its android app along with an update offering more than 1000 different comic templates to choose from. And the company is adding new ones every day.
Since its launch, the app has been downloaded for about 11 million times and due to the introduction of its mobile apps and new update it is now becoming a trend. Recently it was also listed as the top downloaded app from App store and Google Play store.
How to Use Bitstrips for Your Facebook News Feed?
Creating these comic sketches or Bitstrips is quite simple. All you need to do is sign up with your Facebook username on your phone after downloading the app. Once that is done, start designing a cartoon avatar for yourself. You can give yourself a different hair style, outfit and look.
Once you have created an avatar, now you can pick from those 1000 cartoon templates to express yourself. Here you can make adjustments to the text and also have your friends featured in your comic strip with you. And then you can post it on you Facebook and if on phone these images can be saved and shared on another service.
"Bitstrips is hard to categorize because it's not a game. It's a new way to express yourself and interact with your friends. Instead of posting the same things as everyone else, you can create something that relates to your life," told Bitstrips CEO Jacob Blackstock told the Baltimore Sun in April.
Those cartoon sketches or Bitrips on the Facebook News Feed have received mix reaction from the users.
According to syracause.com, Bitstrips has received mixed response while delighting some and annoying some in failing to sense the humour.
To stop annoying your friends with those comic sketches or cartoon avatars on Facebook News Feed, click on the drop down menu in the top right corner of the post and click "hide all from Bitstrips."
Watch the video below to learn how to use Bitstrips