3D Avatars are now finally available on WhatsApp, months after their debut on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger.
WhatsApp 3D Avatars can be used as profile photos or custom stickers.
On Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook that avatars are coming to WhatsApp. The announcement follows a months-long beta testing that was first reported by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo in June.
In a blog post, WhatsApp said that users could use personalized avatars as their profile photo or choose from one of 36 custom stickers reflecting different emotions and actions. Avatar stickers on WhatsApp look similar to Snap’s Bitmoji or Apple’s Memoji stickers.
“Your avatar is a digital version of you that can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hairstyles, facial features, and outfits,” the company behind the popular instant messaging app said.
WhatsApp users will be able to create their 3D avatars from the app’s settings menu. The platform will also get a ‘Use Avatar’ option in the profile photo settings to let users use them as a profile photo. However you will not be able to use your WhatsApp avatar on Instagram or Facebook, nor can you use your Meta avatar from Instagram or Facebook on WhatsApp.
For more information on how to create your WhatsApp avatar, read the FAQ.
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