Snapchat gets tennis lovers excited with a new Bitmoji tennis game

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If you are a tennis fan, and equally a Snapchat user, then a new Bitmoji tennis game has now been added by the ephemeral photo-sharing app. The Bitmoji tennis game is Snapchat’s way of celebrating this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, which attracts the very best in the tennis world.

Just last year, Snapchat added a 3D Bitmoji Lens that allows you to “take on” American tennis superstar Serena Williams at Wimbledon. The new Bitmoji tennis game is a real-time multiplayer game that lets you challenge your friends within the chat feature of the app.

Bitmoji tennis depends of your device-titling skills to usher you to victory. The new game, which is available on Snap Games, allows you to train on your own, play against a friend or go up against a group of friends for a winner-stays-on tournament, reports Engadget. You will also be able to keep track of your win count, best streak and longest rally through in-game stats.

These days it is difficult to separate most social media companies from making or trying to make money from ads—you are not far off because Bitmoji tennis won’t come without them. However, you will be rewarded with an upgrade of your tennis racket when you watch a short ad between games.

Last January, Snapchat realized the need to encrypt shared pictures and videos among its users when it launched end-to-end encryption. Apparently worried about issues that have to do with unauthorized access to users’ privately shared videos and photos, Snapchat launched its own version of end-to-end encryption to further keep users’ data private, safe, and secure. Everyone on the platform can send and receive pictures and videos with loads of peace without fear of having them intercepted by third party.

The pictures and videos shared on Snapchat are now secured. Actually, pictures shared disappear 24 hours after users have posted them, fact remains that they still remained stored in the company’s server for a period of 30 days in event of the intended recipient not being able to receive messages. The implication of this is that those pictures are left vulnerable to hackers.

Unfortunately, end-to-end encryption is currently only limited to snaps; which means that other forms of messages including text message and group chats are not end-to-end encrypted on the platform.

Snapchat’s security engineer Subhash Sankuratripati per The Telegraph said that the feature was added to ensure “increased assurance around privacy to our users.” He also added that plans are ongoing to also introduce end-to-end encryption to text messages and group chats in the future.

Snap released the long-awaited redesigned Snapchat app for Android in April. The essence of the remake was to build an app that is much faster, cleaner and much lighter. This became necessary to bring the app at per with the iOS version. You may not get all the information that you need the first few seconds of signing into the app, but there is no doubt that Snap has done some great job on the redesign.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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