, 2022-12-07 05:23:06,
Now you can have your own AVATAR on WhatsApp: Users can create a digital version of themselves from billions of combinations of hair styles, facial features and outfits
- WhatsApp has revealed a new feature for people to create personalised avatars
- Feature has been steadily rolling out to beta testers for a couple of months now
- Customisable characters are already available across Facebook and Instagram
- They can be used as a profile picture or sent in form of one of 36 custom stickers
Avatars, the virtual customisable characters already available on Facebook and Instagram, are officially launching on WhatsApp from today.
It means users can create a digital version of themselves from billions of combinations of ‘diverse hair styles, facial features and outfits’.
The avatars can be used as a profile picture or sent in the form of one of 36 custom stickers that reflect different emotions and actions.
These show your cartoony face representing your mood with clapping, winking, thinking and flooding the chat with tears.
Cartoon you: Avatars, the virtual customisable characters already available on Facebook and Instagram, are officially launching on WhatsApp from today
How do you add avatars on WhatsApp?
How to create your avatar
1. Tap ‘settings’
2. Tap avatar > Create your avatar
3. Follow the steps to create your avatar
4. Tap ‘done’
How to make your avatar your profile photo on WhatsApp
1. Tap ‘settings’
2. Tap your profile photo > Edit > Edit
3. Tap ‘use avatar’
Meta had already rolled out the feature to Facebook and Instagram, but now users on WhatsApp can also enjoy playing around with ways to represent themselves without using a real photo.
It is important to the company because it represents the early vision of what Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes will eventually lead to a Metaverse where people can work and play through their own avatars.
The concept is seen as the future of the internet and would blur the lines between the physical world and the digital one.
Zuckerberg has described it as an ’embodied internet.’
The term ‘metaverse,’ coined in the 1992 dystopian novel ‘Snow Crash,’ is used to describe immersive, shared spaces accessed across different platforms where the physical and digital converge.
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