Today, Meta announced the introduction of WhatsApp avatars, offering users a new, personalized way to express themselves. The avatar, a digital representation of the user, can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hairstyles, facial features, and outfits.
On WhatsApp, users can now use their personalized avatar as their profile photo or choose from 36 custom stickers, each representing a different emotion or action.
In a statement, Meta said, “Sending an avatar is a fast and fun way to share feelings with friends and family. It can also be a great way to represent yourself without using your real photo, making it feel more private.”
The company adds that for many people, creating an avatar will be a new experience, and they plan to continue enhancing the style and appearance of avatars with improved lighting, shading, and hairstyle textures.
Overall, the introduction of avatars to WhatsApp is a significant step forward in providing users with more personalized and engaging ways to communicate with each other