Avatars are one of the unique ways to spice up your personality and expressions in social interactions. We’ve seen Bitmojis and Memojis, and wondered how we – that don’t have any of the supported devices – can make use of them. Now, Facebook has started rolling out its own avatars in the US.
The app will now let you create customized avatars of yourself and post them in comments, in Messenger as well as via Stories.
What are Avatars?
“Avatars enable you to share a range of emotions and expressions via a digital persona that’s uniquely representative of you, so we’re excited to bring this new form of self-expression to more people around the world.” – says Facebook’s Fidji Simo in a post.
Simo adds that avatars can also be used in text posts with backgrounds and Facebook Gaming profiles. So, beyond the numerous emojis and stickers in the app, avatars offer that unique aspect to let you express yourself over Facebook.
How to create your avatar on Facebook
If you want to create a custom avatar on Facebook, you should head to the comment composer on Facebook or Facebook Messenger, tap the smiley button, select the Sticker tab, and then click on ‘create your avatar.’
Facebook activity in COVID-19 lockdown
The coronavirus outbreak and the consequential lockdown has seen apps like Facebook an increase in usage and customer interaction. Facebook has utilized the time to effectively roll out more features to its products, including the avatars.
The company also increased the limits of the number of people that can simultaneously be present in a group video call. Facebook also announced the Rooms feature recently and integrated it into Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Portal, and WhatsApp.
It also rolled out Dark Mode to all its apps and websites. The social media firm launched a standalone Facebook Gaming app, added Quiet Mode to its mobile app, and introduced standalone Facebook Messenger apps for macOS and Windows.