Snapchat is testing a new status feature that allows you to check-in and show what you’re currently up to on the service’s Snap Map.

The feature, allows you to set a custom pose for your Bitmoji avatar, which will then be visible on your friends’ maps. However, your Status is only visible to friends you share your location with.

These statuses are then collected together into what Snapchat is calling your Passport, a private log of the places you’ve visited.

Statuses appear to be an expansion of Snapchat’s existing feature, which automatically assigns your Bitmoji a status under certain circumstances like when you take a flight or attend sporting or music events.


The difference with Status is that you have more control. You can have your Bitmoji hold a sign saying “Text Me?” if you want your friends to get in touch, or else you can show it watching TV if that’s what you’re up to

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