Whatsapp: All New Avatar Feature
Whatsapp Update: Months after their launch on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger, WhatsApp has started distributing 3D avatars for its users all around the world that may be used as profile images or customised stickers.
Avatars are coming to WhatsApp, according to a Facebook post by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday. The statement comes after a lengthy beta test that lasted for many months and was initially noted by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo in June.
In a blog post, WhatsApp stated that users could select one of 36 custom stickers representing various emotions and actions or use one of their personalized avatars as their profile photo. WhatsApp’s avatar stickers resemble Apple’s Memoji stickers or Snap’s Bitmoji.
The firm behind the well-known instant messaging software explained that “your avatar is a digital image of you that can be generated from billions of combinations of unique hair styles, facial characteristics, and clothes.”
Additionally, WhatsApp stated that users will eventually receive aesthetic improvements like as lighting, shading, and hairstyle textures.
Once the feature is available, users can create their WhatsApp avatars by going to the Settings menu. According to information on an FAQ page, the messaging app will also get a “Use Avatar” option in the profile photo settings that will allow users to use their virtual lookalike as a profile photo.
Bitmoji-inspired 3D avatars were launched to Facebook and Messenger by Meta in 2019. Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Canada were the only markets included in the first rollout, but the social networking behemoth eventually expanded its presence to the United States in 2020. Late January saw the introduction of avatars on Instagram.
WhatsApp informed the media that, as of right now, neither your Meta avatar from Instagram nor Facebook nor your WhatsApp avatar can be used on either Instagram or Facebook. This implies that in order to utilise an avatar on WhatsApp, you must simply create an avatar there.