We don’t know what happened but last night, a lot of people have been posting cartoon versions of themselves nonstop through an app called Zepeto.
But wait, what is this app and why are people suddenly obsessed? According to Zepeto’s App Store description, it’s created by the people behind SNOW and it’s currently the #1 app on iOS. You can create a 3D character of yourself by taking a selfie or pulling up an existing photo. Zepeto will then generate your avatar that’s “cuter than your favorite animation character” using facial recognition. You can also edit the face a bit and their clothing to match who you are in real life. It’s like if The Sims and Bitmoji had a lovechild, basically.
Zepeto is also a social media platform where you can follow using a six-number code and chat with your friends. You can create emojis with your avatar that you can use in the chatroom. The latest update is the “Photo Booth,” where you can take photos with your friends’ avatars—this is probably what you’ve been seeing all over social media, too. I mean, people can suddenly take animated group photos without leaving the comfort of their homes. It temporarily fixes the FOMO problem. (Kidding.)