It seems that the Whatsapp is even engaged in creating avatars within the messenger. More details about the feature were published this Wednesday (21) by the WABetaInfo. According to them, the animated dolls can be sent as stickers in conversations and even used during video calls.
The news about the functionality was discovered in version 184.108.40.206 of WhatsApp for Android. According to WABetaInfoalthough the feature is “under development”, it is already possible to have an idea of how it will work.
After creating the avatar in the app’s settings, the messenger will automatically show its own sticker pack with different expressions for the user to share them in chats. In addition, it will also be possible to use the avatar as a profile picture.
It is worth remembering that this is not the first time that avatars on WhatsApp are mentioned. O WABetaInfo I had already seen them in June, in version 220.127.116.11.5 of WhatsApp for Android. Three months later, the messenger developer team finally seems to be testing some initial functions.
Some Meta apps, like Instagram and Facebook, already have their own avatar features. Now, WhatsApp is running out of time and seeks to compete for space with Bitmojifrom Snapchat, and with the Memojifrom Apple — both now allow you to send stickers with avatars in the messenger.
The ones implemented in WhatsApp will be the same as the other apps from Zuckerberg’s company, so it’s to be expected that they can be imported.
For now, the feature to create an avatar is still under development and there is no exact date when it will be available to all users. In a more distant future, the team at WABetaInfo states that it will also be possible to use an avatar as a “mask” during video calls.
It will soon be possible to hide “online” on WhatsApp
Last week, the WABetaInfo also announced that WhatsApp has started testing the option to hide “online” status in conversations.
The feature was announced by the messenger team last August, and, for now, it only appeared in the test version of the app on the Android system.
When released, the feature will make it harder for snoopers on duty who are trying to guess when you’re using the messaging app or not.
In addition, WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp is also testing a new feature that may recover a deleted message by mistake.
The function, of course, can only be activated after a few seconds — otherwise, the message will be erased forever.
Like avatars, the feature to hide the “online” status and the feature to recover deleted messages are not expected to be rolled out to all Android and iOS users. So we can only wait…
With information: WABetaInfo