Facebook has progressed over the years by introducing stickers, GIFs and videos that can be placed in statuses and the comment section. Now Facebook has come up with a cartoon-like creation that would represent and look the user himself.
Facebook announced on Tuesday the launch of a cartoonish representation of users called Avatars. Like the Bitmoji stickers used in Snapchat, an avatar wants to give a personal touch to the user’s character.
Users can create their own avatar based on different faces, hairstyles and outfits specially adapted for India, according to Facebook.
“Avatars allows you to create a digital personality that is unique to you and allows you to share a range of emotions and expressions in a fun and personal way,” Facebook said in a statement.
Users can post avatars in Facebook comments, stories, their profile picture and Facebook Messenger chat windows and even share them on WhatsApp chats.
Users can now emphasize the sense of their identity through these Avatars. They can adjust dimensions that represent themselves in many dimensions, such as facial features, hair and outfits.
The Avatar creator can be accessed from Bookmarks via the user’s FB app, as well as from the comment composer. Alternatively, users can create avatars from someone else’s avatar shared on Facebook.
To create their own avatar, users must follow these simple steps:
–Use your device and go to the commenting section.
–Click the Smiley button in the comment section.
–Tap the Sticker tab.
–Click on Create your avatar.
Avatar maker can also be accessed in the Bookmarks section in your Facebook app by clicking the hamburger button or the three lines on the right. If an Avatar option does not appear, users should click the “See more” option.
Users should note that the Avatar maker is currently available on Android devices and will be made available for iOS later.
In related news, Facebook rolled out dark mode for mobile app users. The new feature is rolling out to some users around the world and will be available to all users soon. Facebook had officially rolled out dark mode for its other platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.
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