After launching the feature in 2020 for Facebook and also releasing it on Instagram earlier this year, it’s time for Meta to extend the avatars function to WhatsApp. Available so far only to select users of WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11, the feature allows a person to create a virtual character with the appearance they want.
As with Facebook, the tool allows the user to customize the doll to his/her likeness, choosing hair style and color, skin tone, face shape, in addition to several other characteristics that make him/her as similar as possible to the owner.
Once this is done and its version created in the virtual world, the user will automatically have access to a pack of figurines of the puppet expressing the most diverse types of feelings and reactions.
The stickers range from birthday celebrations, to images of the doll crying with laughter, with a broken heart or singing, and can be sent in WhatsApp conversations as even more personal reactions to what is being discussed.
Those who liked the news can also choose an avatar to put in their WhatsApp profile picture, making their account even more personalized.
Discovered by WABetaInfo in June and with updates in Septemberthe tool started to be made available to some users recently, after updating the app to WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168.
Its launch for all Android users, however, does not yet have an official date – remembering that WhatsApp for iOS also does not have the option of avatars.
Meta keeps an eye on the Metaverse
Meta’s move to bring its custom dolls to the messaging app runs counter to its recent efforts to further explore the metaverse.
Despite industry names like Tik Cook, Apple’s CEO, not believe that this virtual reality scenario will actually come to fruitionMeta and other companies have been expending more and more efforts in this direction.
Despite Cook’s vision, Apple itself even has its own version of personalized 3D avatars, the so-called Memoji. In addition to it, giants such as TikTok and Snapchat have also created their “customizable dolls”, allowing their users to also enjoy this experience in their applications.
How to create your avatar on WhatsApp
Users who have the WhatsApp beta update for Android 22.214.171.124 can see if the feature has already been released in their account. To do this, simply enter the messaging application and access the platform’s “Settings”.
If the tool is already available, the “Avatar” option will appear in the menu. Given that, just click on it and configure your doll the way you want. Then, automatically, the user will have access to the avatar’s sticker pack and will be able to send the stickers he wants to friends and family.
In addition to the option to put an avatar as a profile picture, he can also edit his little doll whenever he wants.
With information: WABetaInfo