WhatsApp Gets Avatars!
If you want a new and personalized way to express yourself in WhatsApp, you can now do it with an avatar. You can customize your avatar by combining various hairstyles, facial features, and outfits.
There are billions of combinations to choose from to make it look just like you. After you’ve created your avatar, you can use it as your profile photo or send a message with a custom sticker that can express a range of emotions and actions.
WhatsApp says avatars are more than a selfie and more than an emoji — it’s a digital you. With Avatars, you can bring more emotion and personality and a little more you to every chat.
Give a Personal Touch With Avatars
Avatars are great if you don’t want to share your real picture online but still want to give a personal touch when sharing feelings with friends and family. WhatsApp wrote on their blog,
For many people this will be the first time creating an avatar and we’ll continue to deliver style enhancements including lighting, shading, hair style textures, and more that will make avatars even better over time.
For others, avatars won’t be new because they’ve already been available on Instagram, Facebook, and messenger for a few months. On WhatsApp, the feature doesn’t seem to be available on all devices at this time.
You can check if they’re available on yours by going to settings in WhatsApp. If you can’t use them yet, you can get a sneak peek at them being used on WhatsApp’s Twitter account by watching the promotional video.
WhatsApp plans on expanding the functionality of Avatars in the future and has said that they’re planning on giving you the ability to create multi-character avatar stickers that contain your and your friends’ Avatars.